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
This Insight explores the role that fathers play in the care of children and families.
Published in Insights on 8 Jun 2017
Brings together the key research findings on supporting parents with learning disabilities to aid practitioners in considering approaches for working with this group.
Published in Insights on 25 Apr 2017
Examines how women’s narratives of their experience of domestic abuse and social work intervention in cases of child protection could inform practice in Scotland.
Published in Insights on 30 Mar 2017
Experiences and challenges of Scottish Gypsy Travellers and implications for social work practice.
Published in Insights on 26 Jan 2017
Presents what research tells us about social workers’ communication with children and young people in everyday practice. It also introduces key findings from a UK-wide study of social workers’ communication with children and young people.
Published in Insights on 11 Nov 2016
Draws on the theory and practice of appreciative inquiry, focusing particularly on recent examples from health and social care in Scotland.
Published in Insights on 17 Oct 2016
Explores the impact of welfare reform – in a climate of austerity and cuts – on key client groups and its consequent effect on the social services workforce in Scotland.
Published in Insights on 15 Jun 2016
Defines what peer support roles are and what they mean for services and the evidence for their use in mental health services.
Published in Insights on 27 May 2016
Summarises key research evidence around supervision in social work and social care and draws out implications for practice.
Published in Insights on 9 Jul 2015