University of Stirling

Children, food and care

Insight 22

Insight 22 - Children, food and care
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.

Aberlour Bridges

This is where it starts

This is where it starts
Aberlour Bridges is an early intervention model aiming to break cycles of poverty and deprivation and tackle the long-term cost implications of under-achievement. The overall aim of the service is to develop and deliver interventions with parents, carers and children in order to improve children's educational, health and wellbeing outcomes

The use of food and food practices in residential care in Scotland - Ruth Emond, Samantha Punch

University of Stirling (February 2012)

Dr Samantha Punch

Dr Ruth Emond and Dr Samantha Punch speak about a research project that they were involved in around food practices in residential children's homes. The significance of food to both children and the adults in the home is discussed. The project involved a research fellow living alongside the children and the staff for just under a year. It also involved individual interviews and focus groups with children and staff.

Sectarianism, racism and hate crime

Research soundbite

Kay Goodall

Kay Goodall, from the School of Law at the University of Stirling talking about research she is currently undertaking about sectarianism, racism and 'hate' crime.

Football related violence in Scotland

Crime and Justice Research

Dr Niall Hamilton-Smith

Dr Niall Hamilton-Smith of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research and Dr David McArdle of the Stirling Law School discuss football related violence and disorder in Scotland, with particular reference to the use and efficacy of banning orders.

This recording is part of a 'discussion series' which aims to encourage and capture discussion and debate, and to share academic thinking and research findings as widely as possible.

Criminal justice and utopias

Research soundbite

Bill Munro

In this clip, Bill Munro, lecturer at the University of Stirling, talks about issues around criminal justice and utopia. He is currently exploring these ideas with Margaret Malloch (also from the University of Stirling), and they are in the process of developing some of their thoughts into a book proposal.

Shared approach to performance assessment: demonstration projects final report

Integrated Assessment

Three demonstration projects were initially planned to cover assessment of performance of social work students within three distinct aspects of the social work degree: readiness to practice, academic based coursework and practice learning. The University based coursework project did not proceed. However, as noted above, this area was covered in more detail in the literature. The two demonstrations that ran addressed areas where little appears to have been tested.

Interprofessional learning and performance assessment: pilot project report

Our aim was to consider new opportunities for inter-professional learning within a range of existing and new service settings and explore the possibilities for a shared approach to the assessment of social work students in these placements. We have done this by placing one cohort (8) of Fast-track Direct Practice 1. (D.P.1.) Diploma in Social Work (Dip.S.W.) students in a range of placements provided by Quarriers.

Shared approach to performance assessment of social work students: literature review and practice audit

Integrated Assessment

Shared educational experiences between professionals is seen as one way of improving joint working once students qualify in their respective professions. The aim of this shared assessment project is to explore and document the ways in which professionals from disciplines other than social work can contribute to the performance assessment of social work students and conversely where they are less able to do so.

Involvement of service users and carers: practice audit

Integrated Assessment

This report describes an audit of current, recent and planned arrangements for enhancing the contribution of service users, carers and employers in the learning and assessment of social work students in Scotland.