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.

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Palliative and end of life care for people with alcohol related brain damage

ESSS Outline

This evidence summary seeks to address the following question relating to palliative and end of life care for people with alcohol related brain damage (ARBD): What is considered good practice in providing end of life and palliative care for people with ARBD? It draws on evidence from academic research, health and social care guidelines and recommendations from specialist organisations to identify examples of good practice in palliative and end of life care, in terms of general recommendations, dementia-specific guidance and ARBD-specific considerations.

SDS brokerage in rural Scotland

ESSS Outline

This Outline explores the challenges facing local authorities when seeking to implement brokerage models of self directed support in rural Scottish communities.

Voluntary social care recruitment

ESSS Outline

This evidence summary seeks to identify some best practice recruitment strategies from voluntary social care and other relevant sectors and industries. It provides background information about social care recruitment in Scotland and identifies the key challenges identified in the evidence.

Distributed leadership in early years and childcare

ESSS Outline

This Outline explores distributed approaches to leadership in the context of childcare and early years settings. It provides some background to Scottish policy priorities and principles of leadership and distributed approaches.

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.