This knowledge review looks at how assessment skills are taught in social work education and to what effect. It describes what knowledge is available, highlights the evidence that has emerged and draws practice points from the evidence.
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This report provides a number of examples of research that are deliberately or inadvertently developing methods for synthesising evidence from diverse sources. It is a part of a larger SCIE programme of work focused on using knowledge in social care. It provides a partial picture of methodological work synthesising evidence from research using diverse research designs. It looks at work both on the synthesis of qualitative evidence and on the synthesis of qualitative and quantitative evidence.
This knowledge review looks at why people foster, how to retain foster carers, how fostering can help children and young people and what fostering agencies can learn from carers, children and birth families. It describes what knowledge is available, highlights the evidence that has emerged and draws practice points from the evidence.
This knowledge review looks at what types of knowledge SCIE should draw on and how to distinguish good quality knowledge in policy making and practice. This review underpins all of SCIE's research and publications and will also be useful for other researchers.
This position paper sets out a skills and qualifications framework to support practice learning in the social work degree and in the workplace. It is for social work educators, students and service providers
This report focuses on the policies and practices that can promote integrated services to families with alcohol, drug or mental health problems
This guide provides information about delivering high quality, coordinated, adult mental health and child care services to families with a parent who misuses alcohol or who has a mental health problem. It covers what we know is working well in practice and provides directions to more information.
This position paper considers the registration of childminders in private fostering and whether this would help to safeguard children
This report summarises the findings of the SCIE Listening Exercise, which took place between February and July 2002
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