Examines the relationship between homelessness and offending, the impact of prison, key challenges and messages for practice.
Published in Insights on 7 May 2015
Explores the growing emphasis being placed on the relationships of children and young people in care.
Published in Insights on 20 Feb 2015
Summarises the evidence in this challenging area of work and aims to support practitioners to reflect on their practice in this context.
Published in Insights on 13 Aug 2014
Seeks to explore the evidence base in respect of housing with care and support, in particular extra care provision, and the extent to which the range of models embraced by this term provide an effective alternative to residential and nursing care.
Published in Insights on 21 May 2014
Evidence summary which looks at the prevention of isolation and loneliness, with a particular focus on what practitioners should bear in mind.
Published in Insights on 19 Feb 2014
Based on a report prepared for ADSW at the time of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill, this Insight seeks to distill key evidence to assist health and social care partnerships in Scotland in their delivery of integrated care and support.
Published in Insights on 3 Feb 2014
Explores what story and storytelling is, and whether autobiographical, first-person storytelling has a valuable impact on practice, and can engender positive, meaningful change for individuals who access support. It examines how storytelling has been used across social services to date, considers its value, and highlights some considerations for those creating and using stories.
Published in Insights on 28 Nov 2013
Reviews the evidence about how food practices affect children in different care settings, drawing heavily from the experience of children in foster and residential care.
Published in Insights on 6 Nov 2013
Examines the research and literature about self-harm and suicide among children in care and care leavers.
Published in Insights on 16 Jul 2013
Draws on evidence in relation to advocacy with both children and adults and on literature from the fields of health and social care. It outlines the key elements of the most prevalent models of advocacy and identifies good practice, as well as the limitations of advocacy models.
Published in Insights on 23 Apr 2013