Insights

Evidence summaries to support social work and social care 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.

Children, food and care

Insight 22

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.

Advocacy: Models and effectiveness

Insight 20

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.

Culture change in the public sector

Insight 17

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.