DMSS Research undertakes research, evaluation,
policy analysis and training in the social care sector

Publications & Resources

Children & Family Services

Child abuse and sexual exploitation

Safe Steps CSE Innovation Project Evaluation report

Safe Steps CSE Innovation Project Evaluation report

March 2017

Jennie Williams & Sara Scott with Anna Ludvigsen, Department of Education.

South Yorkshire Empower and Protect Child Sexual Exploitation Innovation Project Evaluation report

South Yorkshire Empower and Protect Child Sexual Exploitation Innovation Project Evaluation report

March 2017

Sara Scott with Sarah Lloyd, Carole Wright and Anna Ludvigsen, Department of Education.

Wigan and Rochdale Child Sexual Exploitation Innovation Project Evaluation report

Wigan and Rochdale Child Sexual Exploitation Innovation Project Evaluation report

March 2017

Sara Scott and Sue Botcherby with Anna Ludvigsen, Department of Education.

Aycliffe CSE innovation project Evaluation report

Aycliffe CSE innovation project Evaluation report

July 2016

Sara Scott, Department of Education.

Reducing the Risk: Barnardo's support for sexually exploited young people A two-year evaluation

Reducing the Risk: Barnardo's support for sexually exploited young people A two-year evaluation

Report and summary by Sara Scott and Paula Skidmore 2006.

The summary report can be downloaded here.

Meeting the needs of sexually exploited young people in London

Meeting the needs of sexually exploited young people in London

Report and summary by Sara Scott and Zoe Harper, 2005, Bridge House Trust.

What works in child sexual exploitation: sharing and learning in UK and the Netherlands

What works in child sexual exploitation: sharing and learning in UK and the Netherlands

European Commission Daphne Programme, 2004.

Paula Skidmore and Sara Scott.

Safeguarding in Black and Minority Ethnic Communities

Safeguarding in Black and Minority Ethnic Communities

Final report for Tower Hamlets Safeguarding Board.

Sara Scott & Sophie Laws, April 2009.

Adoption and children in care

What works in achieving adoption for looked after children?

What works in achieving adoption for looked after children?

Di McNeish and Sara Scott.

March 2013. Coram / Baranardo's.

Reviewing the Research on the Mental Health of Looked After Children

Reviewing the Research on the Mental Health of Looked After Children

Some Issues for the Development of More Evidence Informed Practice.

Sara Scott, 2004 International Journal of Child and Family Welfare 2-3: 86-97.

Family Support

Parents in Hospital: How can mental health services best promote family contact when a parent is in hospital?

Parents in Hospital: How can mental health services best promote family contact when a parent is in hospital?

A review of hospital contact arrangements to support parents and children; CSIP, DMSS with Barnardo's.

Sara Scott and Barbara Robinson, 2007.

Young People of Pakistani Origin and their Families: implications for providing support to young people and their families

Young People of Pakistani Origin and their Families: implications for providing support to young people and their families

Sangeeta Chattoo, Karl Atkin and Di McNeish, 2004, Centre for Research in Primary Care, University of Leeds, Barnardo’s.

What works for children? Effective Services for children and families

What works for children? Effective Services for children and families

Diana McNeish, Tony Newman and Helen Roberts (eds).

2002, Open University Press.

General

What have we learned about good social work systems and practice?

What have we learned about good social work systems and practice?

Di McNeish with Professor Judy Sebba, Dr Nikki Luke and Dr Alun Rees.

July 2017.

The use of evidence in commissioning children’s services

The use of evidence in commissioning children's services

Di McNeish and Sara Scott with Linda Maynard.

September 2012.

A review of training and resources on child poverty for the children’s workforce

A review of training and resources on child poverty for the children's workforce

Report for the Children's Workforce Development Council.

Di McNeish and Sara Scott, October 2010.

Young People

Evaluation of Tender's Healthy Relationship Education in Schools Final Report

Evaluation of Tender's Healthy Relationship Education in Schools Final Report

Di McNeish, Anna Ludvigsen and Alison Webster.

DMSS 2012.

The August Riots in England: Understanding the involvement of young people

The August Riots in England: Understanding the involvement of young people

Gareth Morrell, Sara Scott, Di McNeish and Stephen Webster, NatCen, 2011.

The State of London's Children report

The State of London's Children report

Di McNeish and Sara Scott, DMSS with Institute of Education.

Greater London Authority, 2007.

More school, less play?

More school, less play?

The summary report on comparative research into the role of play in the Extended School in Denmark and England.

Anna Ludvigsen and Sara Scott, 2006.

Evaluation of the Art of Regeneration

Evaluation of the Art of Regeneration

The Royal National Theatre, Anna Ludvigsen and Sara Scott, 2005.

Violence, Abuse & Mental Health

Joining the dots: The combined burden of violence, abuse and poverty in the lives of women

Joining the dots: The combined burden of violence, abuse and poverty in the lives of women

Sally McManus and Sara Scott (DMSS Research), with Filip Sosenko (Heriot-Watt University), 2016, Agenda.

Hidden Hurt: violence, abuse and disadvantage in the lives of women

Hidden Hurt: violence, abuse and disadvantage in the lives of women

Sally McManus and Sara Scott (DMSS Research), 2016, Agenda.

Responding Effectively to Violence and Abuse (REVA) briefings, October 2015

Sara Scott and Jennie Williams, DMSS Research; Carol McNaughton Nicholls, Truth Consulting; Sally McManus, Ashley Brown and Shannon Harvey, NatCen; Liz Kelly and Joanne Lovett CWASU, London Metropolitan University.

These briefings report independent research commissioned and funded by the Department of Health Policy Research Programme (Effective Responses to Long-Term Consequences of Violence, Trauma and Abuse, 115/0005).

Evaluation of Rape Crisis Scotland's Sexual Violence Prevention Project

Evaluation of Rape Crisis Scotland's Sexual Violence Prevention Project

Final Report 2015, Di McNeish and Sara Scott, DMSS Research.

Meeting the Needs of Survivors of Abuse: Mental Health Trusts Collaboration Project

Meeting the Needs of Survivors of Abuse: Mental Health Trusts Collaboration Project

Overview of Evaluation findings. Department of Health/National Institute of Mental Health.

Sara Scott & Di McNeish, 2008.

The politics and experience of ritual abuse, beyond disbelief

The politics and experience of ritual abuse, beyond disbelief

Sara Scott, 2001, Open University Press.

Gender & Inequalities

Women and Girls Facing Severe and Multiple Disadvantage

Women and Girls Facing Severe and Multiple Disadvantage

Interim report for Lankelly Chase.

Di McNeish and Sara Scott, 2016.

Hidden Hurt: violence, abuse and disadvantage in the lives of women

Hidden Hurt: violence, abuse and disadvantage in the lives of women

Sally McManus and Sara Scott (DMSS Research), 2016, Agenda.

Joining the dots: The combined burden of violence, abuse and poverty in the lives of women

Joining the dots: The combined burden of violence, abuse and poverty in the lives of women

Sally McManus and Sara Scott (DMSS Research), with Filip Sosenko (Heriot-Watt University), 2016, Agenda.

Women and Girls at Risk: Evidence Across the Life-course

Women and Girls at Risk: Evidence Across the Life-course

Di McNeish and Sara Scott, 2014. Lankelly Chase.

Report of the Independent Commission on Social Mobility

Report of the Independent Commission on Social Mobility

Main author: Di McNeish.

January 2009.

Empowerment & Participation

Analysis of Beneficiary case studies for Altogether Better

Analysis of Beneficiary case studies for Altogether Better

Claire Turner and Di McNeish.

Final Report, 2013.

Evaluation / Use of Evidence / What Works

Outreach Work: Child Sexual Exploitation A Rapid Evidence Assessment

Outreach Work: Child Sexual Exploitation A Rapid Evidence Assessment

Silvie Bovarnick and Sara Scott.

September 2016.

The use of evidence in commissioning children's services

The use of evidence in commissioning children's services

Di McNeish and Sara Scott with Linda Maynard.

September 2012.

School leaders' use of evidence

School leaders' use of evidence

Di McNeish and Sara Scott.

May 2013.

Improving Research Use in Social Care Practice

The report, by Isabel Walter, Sandra Nutley, Janie Percy-Smith, Di McNeish and Sarah Frost can be viewed here.

Social Care Institute of Excellence 2003-2004.

What works for children? Effective Services for children and families

What works for children? Effective Services for children and families

Diana McNeish, Tony Newman and Helen Roberts (eds).

2002, Open University Press.

What influences teachers to change their practice?

What influences teachers to change their practice?

Alison Webster, Di McNeish and Sara Scott with Linda Maynard and Sarah Haywood.

February 2012.

What works for Children evidence summaries

What works for Children evidence summaries

Economic & Social Research Council; Di McNeish, Barnardo's co-director, with Prof Helen Roberts, City University and Prof Trevor Sheldon.

University of York; 2001-2005.