Conversations about alcohol: making a difference to alcohol-related harm

Iriss.fm, episode 123

The Evidence Exchange programme, an Alliance for Useful Evidence initiative, seeks to encourage the sharing and use of social policy evidence across the UK. One of the programme's themes is the role of evidence in developing policy and interventions that reduce people's risk of alcohol related harm, such as ABIs - Alcohol Brief Interventions. ABIs are structured conversations or other interventions (e.g. online) designed to support people to reduce their alcohol intake.

Imagining the Future: Citizenship and Innovation

How innovation in social services can advance citizenship for all in Scotland

Change occurs when old patterns break down and new patterns begin to replace them. Change is not always good. In human affairs it is just as likely that people will react with fear, hatred or injustice to change. So the challenge is not just to change - but to change well - to innovate. If innovation means good change then this forces us to ask a further question - what is good?

Social Welfare at the British Library

It is argued that welfare reform will have a significant impact on benefit claimants and the supports that vulnerable people in society receive. Access to quality and consistent information will be important in ensuring that people are prepared for the changes that will ensue.

Lessons from a scoping study on disabled children and child protection

Iriss.fm, episode 16

Professor Kirsten Stalker undertook an eight month scoping study, involving an international literature review, interviews with ten key informants from England and Scotland, guided conversations with four disabled children and some policy analysis. The review revealed that disabled children are significantly more likely to be abused that non-disabled children. There is also evidence that the abuse of disabled children often does undetected and is under-reported.

Improving child protection, messages for research - Robin Sen, Pam Green Lister

Glasgow School of Social Work research seminar

Robin Sen and Dr Pam Green Lister. Robin Sen currently works as a Lecturer in Child and Family Social Work at Sheffield. Prior to that he was a Teaching Fellow at the University of Strathclyde for three and a half years. His practice background is as a children and families practitioner in Glasgow, where he had a particular focus on working with looked after and accommodated children. He is also a qualified Practice Teacher in social work.

Scottish autism toolbox: policy overview - Robin McKendrick

Scottish Autism Toolbox conference

Robin McKendrick, Support for Learning Division, Schools Directorate, Scottish Government.

Recorded at Talking About Autism: Scottish Autism Toolbox conference, Jordanhill, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.