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It’s been all go at the Iriss base – first off we’re delighted to welcome Annelies Allcock to the ESSS team. Annelies has a background in librarianship, including social services, and experience in supporting people to find and use research, and has already been busy producing an Outline on the impact of community-based activities on young people’s wellbeing.

Since our last update we’ve also produced a few more evidence summaries:

4. Child​ ​sexual​ ​abuse images​ ​online​ ​and risk​ ​of​ ​contact child​ ​sexual​ ​abuse: looking at the relationship between adults who access child sexual abuse images online and those who commit contact offences

5. Social work student placements and employability: exploring the evidence around social work placements and the differences and similarities between statutory and voluntary placements

6. Distributed leadership in early years and childcare: considering distributed approaches to leadership in the context of childcare and early years settings

7.  Voluntary social care recruitment: identifying some good practice recruitment strategies from voluntary social care and other relevant sectors and industries

8. SDS brokerage in rural Scotland: exploring the challenges facing local authorities when seeking to implement brokerage models of self directed support in rural Scottish communities

9. Palliative and end of life care for people with alcohol related brain damage: looking at good practice in providing end of life and palliative care for people with ARBD

10. Children experiencing interparental coercive control: identifying the indirect impact on children from living with the effect of adult to adult coercive control and recommendations for social workers

11. Community-based activities and young people’s wellbeing: exploring how community-based interventions can support young people’s social and emotional wellbeing

We’ve also launched a survey to find out how relevant and useful the Outlines are to a wider readership, to look at how we can develop the service and the way we present evidence and consider areas for future work. If you’re one of the thousands of readers of our Outlines, we’d love to hear from you in our brief survey. What works for you? What else would you like to see? Can you access the evidence we summarise? Let us know!