Insights

Insights are evidence summaries to support the social services in Scotland. They are reviewed by people with research, policy and practice expertise to ensure they are robust and meet the needs of social service stakeholders in Scotland.

If you have an idea about a topic for an Insight that you think would be useful for a wide social service audience we would be delighted to hear from you.

Culture change in the public sector

Insight 17

Insight 17 - Culture change in the public sector
Examine definitions and approaches to organisational culture and how they relate to the public sector; the type of change that identifies as cultural; what the enablers are to culture change; and describe some of the challenges to changing cultures in the public sector.

Permanence and stability for disabled looked after children

Insight 11

Insight 11 - Permanence and stability for disabled looked after children
Explores the evidence on the experiences of disabled looked after children in relation to permanence and placement stability in the care system. It examines if there are any particular difficulties in pursuing permanency and good practice for disabled looked after children.

Intensive supervision, surveillance and monitoring of young people

Insight 9

Insight 9 – Intensive supervision, surveillance and monitoring of young people
Highlights evaluations of Intensive Monitoring and Supervision (ISMS) in Scotland and the Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme (ISSP) in England and Wales, interventions that include elements of intensive support, supervision and monitoring, including electronic monitoring (EM).