ESSS Outlines

Outlines are summaries of evidence produced by Iriss's Knowledge Managers in the Evidence Search and Summary Service (ESSS). They are produced using flexible and thorough approaches to identify and evaluate a wide range of evidence — from research, practice and experience — to ensure robust outputs that meet the needs of social service stakeholders in Scotland.

If you need evidence to help improve your work in social services in Scotland, please contact our free Evidence Search and Summary Service.

Child sexual abuse and good practice for social workers

ESSS Outline

This Outline explores good practice approaches to investigating child sexual abuse that may minimise harm or distress to the child (and non-abusing parent). It draws on Serious Case Reviews, academic literature and online resources from key organisations, providing links to examples of good practice and brief outlines of relevant content within the sources. 

Disability hate crime reporting

ESSS Outline

This Outline explores the efficacy of interventions in increasing reporting of disability hate crimes and supporting people through the process of reporting, and potential areas of unmet need.