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Resources roundup - May 2016


STEP was previously the Scottish Traveller Education Programme but is now known simply as STEP. STEP's remit has broadened to reflect new ways of understanding the geographical movement of children and families in contemporary society and how education and other services can meet their needs. See


SAMH’s Guide to Understanding Depression

New Accessible Environments info guide


Welfare Reform/Benefits

Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook 2016/2017

Child Poverty Action Group‘s definitive guide to all benefits and tax credits is an essential resource for all professional advisers serious about giving the giving the most accurate and up-to-date advice to their clients. Priced at £61 and for CPAG members and CAB customers £51.85. You can now the new edition: by calling: 020 7837 7979, email: or download the 2016/17 order form


Doing and Evaluating Community Research: A “How To” Guide
Last year, Doctor Peter Matthews, Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Stirling led a research project that sought to understand and evaluate the outcomes of university-voluntary sector partnerships in research co-produced with communities. The research produced a “how to” guide, providing guidance for voluntary sector organisations and academics. The guide is available

College Development Network

Visit the new refreshed website at


Family Learning Scotland Blog
The Family Learning Scotland blog has been created by the Family Learning Working Group of the national Forum for Adult Learning; the group are taking forward the action plan for family learning to implement the Statement of Ambition for Adult Learning. See

Digital Learning Guides 
Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has produced
a suite of learner guides for people who need help getting online for the first time. These guides are a suite of training videos to help people with some common online activities from carrying out a search to using social media, playing games, booking tickets, shopping and more. SQA are seeking feedback on the use of the guides in practice.


The contribution of Youth Work to address the Challenges Young People are facing, in particular the transition from education to employment.

The Report presents results from the work of the expert group set up under the European Union Work Plan for Youth for 2014-2015


Youth work and non-formal learning in Europe's education landscape                                This new publication 'Youth work and non-formal learning in Europe's education landscape' marks a quarter of a century of EU youth programmes accompanied by EU youth policy, and future challenges. Download 'Youth work and non-formal learning in Europe's education landscape'


Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics

SNS provide information access to a wide range of statistics on health, education, poverty, unemployment, housing, population, crime and social/community issues in Scotland. The data is available at a range of geographic levels.





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