Outlines research to support practitioners working with high-risk offenders. It draws on relevant literature to inform understanding of: persons who commit sexually abusive behaviours; approaches to risk assessment; and community management.
Published in Insights on 7 May 2019
Explores the particularities of the rural context, the policy framework, and goes on to describe approaches that can be used to help social workers living and working in rural Scotland.
Published in Insights on 9 Apr 2019
Explores what is understood by 'social media', perceived risks of using it, opportunities, relationship to workforce wellbeing and future implications for practice.
Published in Insights on 21 Feb 2019
Examines the impact that participatory approaches - involving people who use health and social care services in their design and delivery - has on health, wellbeing and efficiency outcomes; highlighting implications for practice.
Published in Insights on 31 Jan 2019
Defines restorative justice, outlines the evidence on its use and impact, and discusses its current and potential use as a response to crime in Scotland.
Published in Insights on 27 Nov 2018
Explores the evidence about the people and relatives relating to adoptions prior to the 1980s when the vast majority were relinquished by birth parents.
Published in Insights on 14 Nov 2018
Focuses on pre-birth child protection assessment and care planning, and more specifically, the lead social work role within this work.
Published in Insights on 22 May 2018
A summary of the history and evidence around relationship-based practice in social work.
Published in Insights on 26 Jan 2018
Introduces the ways in which EM is currently used in Scotland, alongside international evidence and experience, to identify key issues and implications for use.
Published in Insights on 10 Oct 2017
Uses the evidence base to explore how we can learn from parents whose children have been referred, in order to avoid causing harm and provide the best and most helpful support.
Published in Insights on 15 Sep 2017