Young people

Integrated assessments in children’s services

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Integrated assessments in children's services
This Outline explores the evidence around integrated assessment in children's services, identifies research around children's and families' experiences of the assessment process and recommendations for good practice around how to improve assessment experiences. It also includes some articles focusing on key issues in integrated assessment, including electronic information systems, data protection, privacy and the potential impacts of surveillance, and signposts to some training, learning resources and tools.

Transitional outcomes from social enterprise interventions for young people with additional support needs

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Iriss ESSS Outline: Transitional outcomes from social enterprise interventions for young people with additional support needs
This evidence summary seeks to address the following question relating to the outcomes of involvement in social enterprises for young people with additional support needs: What are the benefits of social enterprise ventures such as cafés for young people with additional support needs? How does evidence from academic research and lived experience back up the approaches taken by [organisation redacted] as examples of good practice? It identifies some key studies relating to the wide range of outcomes for young people with additional support needs from work- and employment-based social enterprise interventions and recommendations for good practice.

Frameworks for child participation in social care

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ESSS Outline Frameworks for child participation in social care
This summary looks at the participation of children and young people in social care, including examples of recent frameworks. We drew on a wide range of evidence focusing on children and young people's participation, and included literature looking at specific contexts where challenges most commonly occur, such as in child protection, and with BAME and disabled youth. We found that while there was no shortage of resources on participation, there were still limitations around evaluations of the effectiveness of structures and procedures to enable children and young people to have their wishes taken into account.

Geetha Marcus

Iriss.fm, Episode 197

Iriss.fm
Presentation from Geetha Mercus on how she researched the educational experiences of Gypsy/Traveller girls in Scotland.

Community-based activities and young people’s wellbeing

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Community-based activities and young people’s wellbeing
This evidence summary examines how community-based interventions can support young people's social and emotional wellbeing. Due to a scarcity of robust evaluation and reporting taking place across the sector, we selected a wide-range of materials for this review, including systematic reviews, relevant individual studies and case studies from UK-based organisations. Studies examining a range of different children’s and young people’s interventions were selected, with most aimed at improving social skills, emotional wellbeing and behavioural difficulties.

Why attachment matters

Iriss.fm, Episode 154

Iriss.fm
Professor Helen Minnis talks to David Woodier, a teacher, adoptive parent and blogger about ‘Why attachment matters'.

GIRFEC – how implementation of the Children and Young People (Scotland) 2014 Act will affect your way of working

When
8 Jun 2016
Where
The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU

An event that will provide an opportunity to find out more about the implementation of the GIRFEC duties in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, due to commence on 31 August 2016, and what this means for practitioners and impact on current practice.

The event will include information on Wellbeing, the Named Person and the Child’s Plan along with relevant practice materials.