Administrative Data Research Centres 2018

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Geosciences

Abstract

Administrative data (that is, information collected primarily for administrative purposes) has long contributed to central government and other statistics. However in the last 15-20 years, technological advancement has seen something of a revolution with the formation of very large administrative databases held by central and local government, and by specialist agencies across the UK. The existence of such databases raises the possibility that administrative data could become, in an annoymised form, a core resource for social science academic research. Many northern European countries (notably Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) are further ahead in this regard, as they have placed much greater emphasis on developing national 'register data' from the 1980s onwards, to replace national censuses and major surveys.

In response to this possibility and supported by the ESRC the Administrative Data Research Centre - Scotland (ADRC-S), with the NHS Scotland and the Scottish government, has developed a service for carrying out anonymised administrative based data research in Scotland. This has allowed important insights to be gained on a very diverse set of issues including: the impact of homelessness on the health, the type of care given to children been look after by the state, the impact of poverty on child development, what care is being given at the end of life in Scotland and how moving helps or hinders Social mobility.

The existing service has principally been based on gaining permission and assembling, project by project process, datasets to be used by a single research group. Whilst a sensible approach during the initiation of the collaboration, it is now apparent that in order to work more efficiently, safely, fairly and to save taxpayers money, research ready data holdings are needed, based on unified process of governance and permissions.

This proposal for a next phase funding aims to achieve this. Working in partnership with the Scottish National Statistical Agency, the ADRC-S will, in particular, provide evidence of value within this new approach. It will do this through a series of strategically important pieces of work. These will particularly focus on key issues within Scotland's National Performance Framework which gives 'an overall vision of the country we want to be'.

The focus will be on these board themes:
- 'Poverty and Fair Work' - which will explore patterns of employment, including insecurity and progression; on the material benefits of employment, and the extent to which it reduces poverty
risks; and on the relationship between employment and health.
- 'Inclusive, empowered, resilient and safe communities' - will address a set of questions around shifting patterns of crime, justice and emergency service demand that are underpinned by
vulnerability and mental health within the population.

- 'Realising our potential' - aims to better understand the progress of young people looked after by the state. What is the impact of different care profiles (e.g. look after at home or in care) and
frequency of changes of states on children's outcomes, and particularly their educational outcomes
- 'Healthy and active' will explore the interactions between health and social care and the implications of informal care for service delivery for older people. In regards younger it will investigate
emerging priorities around: mental health and well-being, poverty and inequality and physical activity and in particular how these develop across the lifecourse.

The adrc-s team will work closely with its NHS partner to provide other teams access to the emerging research datasets.

Planned Impact

We identify 3 core beneficiaries for the work of the ADRC-S/ ADR partnership. We will focus our effort on the first of these during the first phase of funding at the request of the ESRC.

1. Departments and services supplying administrative data to the centre

a) Benefits in terms of data management

The main data owning departments we are working with: Scottish Government, Police Scotland, National Records for Scotland, NHS Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Scottish Ambulance Service, local government, DWP and HMRC, will benefit from engagement from a data management perspective.

Engagement with the partnership will, in the medium term, help to ease the resource burden on the data/statistics teams within the specified departments by reducing the burden for data from the academic community. This will be achieved by moving the data request approach to a more routine, regular single ingest of data. There will however be a short term increase in burden as these processes are established. We minimise this work by providing support from the partnership team (eg IG, data science etc.).

Engagement with the partnership will allow improvements data in management, metadata etc. to be achieved. The exposure of the partnership to data architects, data scientists may well lead to new insights into their own data structures.

Finally the anonymised linked datasets will allow the data controller to new analyses themselves that they could not have done easily themselves

b) Benefits in terms of policy

The research as carried out as part of the SIPs will make a significant contribution to policy making, practice and service delivery. We have well established working relationships with groups of stakeholders. They will steer the direction of the research, ensuring it speaks to current policy priorities and is of value in operational planning.

Specific policy areas - There is a rather large group of beneficiaries most of whom we have already been in discussion with. DWP have the central role in welfare and labour markets policy at UK level. Scottish Government plays an increasingly important role for welfare and employment programmes. For health, the key targets would be in NHS Health Scotland, the national board for public health. Beyond government, there are numerous third sector groups which campaign on welfare and employment policy. Strategic policy makers who develop policy at national level. It will also include policy makers and practitioners that develop policy at local level or deal with operational matters and service delivery, such as: central and local government departments; public sector bodies and Executive; communities of practice; and third sector/NGOs (e.g. Victim Support Scotland, Inspiring Scotland, Citizens Advice Scotland).
More generally professionals in various fields will benefit through a more evidence-based understanding of how support in one area impacts service use in another.

(2) Third sector organisations
Third sectors organisations who may wish to commission academic institutions to undertake more innovative research using administrative data with the resultant information being used to develop and refine programmes of intervention.

(3) The Public
We intend within our public engagement/ communication work with the public to jointly derive statistics, which though generated through standard objective research methods, are driven by the particular questions important to a community. The aim will be to allow communities to come to understand important aspects of society as it effects their lives but also importantly to empower them, through the provision of an 'evidence base', to impact the policy making process.

Publications

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Description The work of the centre is organised under a number of different work strands. We now describe for each work strands, the highlights of the research in the last year.

eCohorts
Understanding the vulnerability of different sections of the population to novel viruses, through analysis of previously exposed populations, is very important for public health planning in the face of new exposures. The eCohorts work strand has reconstructed the pattern of births and deaths of mothers 42 days after that birth in 1918/19 and identified for the first time the increased vulnerability to an H1N1 virus for women in that phase of their lives.

Lifelong health and wellbeing
Understanding the impact of positive youth programmes, such as the scouts and guides, across the life course can be very useful in helping inform policy for extra-school programmes for children and young people. Research from this strand has provided evidence that membership of the Scouts and Guides in childhood increases the chances of a person achieving a higher socio-economic position in adulthood and, partly as a result of this, have better general health in later mid-life.

Safer Communities
This strand has achieved a significant degree of collaboration and partnership with Police Scotland around data sharing, and are now working towards a set of projects that will focus on key policing and government priorities including: a better understanding of overlapping and frequent demand for Emergency Response in Scotland; policing pathways prior to drug-related deaths in Scotland; profiling drug related incidents and crimes in Scotland; understanding patterns of and trends in domestic violence in Scotland; and analysing the Scottish offender population.

A recently completed paper on the use of cryptomarkets in Scotland using data from the National Crime Agency, shows a significantly high prevalence of drug purchase from both urban centres and remote rural communities of Scotland, and indicates that trends may be driven by high concentrations of young people, especially around college and university campuses.

We have achieved the construction of a unique dataset that will enable us to better understand how a public health model might allow us to reduce violence by focusing on the needs of vulnerable groups within the population.

Health and social care
Analysis of informal care at the end of life has shown the considerable impact of deprivation for palliative care needs. This impact is the result of (a) higher period prevalence of deaths with palliative care needs happening in deprived areas, and (b) a high proportion of people with palliative care needs living long in the final year of life in more deprived places. Analysis is also beginning to suggest that informal caring reduces length of hospitalisations amongst those approaching the end of life. These are early results and further work is ongoing.

Future trends in where people die (and hence where care services will be needed) are likely to be influenced by housing tenure. With an increasing propensity of home ownership amongst those approaching the end of life, there may be greater need for community care services to support a greater proportion of people dying at home.

Poverty and fair work
This strand has focused on building research collaborations with stakeholders including parts of the Scottish Government, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). We have made significant progress towards data sharing agreements for projects designed to address important DWP's areas of research interest. This strand of research will enable us to advance our understanding of labour market transitions and progression for people with long-term illness and disabilities both in Scotland and in England and Wales.

As part of our work on assessing the impact of benefit sanctions on health, initial findings from a recent working paper exploring differences in benefit sanctions rates across Jobcentre Plus offices over time, provide little support to the claim that different cultural environments may be operating within Jobcentre Plus offices in Scotland. A conference paper, which uses a scoping review methodology of the international quantitative studies on labour market and wider impacts of benefit sanctions, shows that quantitative evidence on the wider impacts of benefit sanctions is much scarcer than that for benefit sanctions on labour market impacts. In addition, most studies investigating the wider impacts of benefit sanctions are based on non-experimental designs and provide little support for any causal assessment.

Understanding children's lives and outcomes
The work for the SIP has included using knowledge from the experience of undertaking existing research to brief and advocate for attention to some fundamental practicalities and stakeholders in the Scottish Government's commitment to make children's social care data linkable and research ready. For example, the inherent challenges in linking children's social care data for children who are under 5 to other data derived from health, or, other public bodies, and the criticality of the strategic and legal stakeholders within local authorities.

The ground work undertaken for a small scale feasibility study - Meeting Children's Health Outcomes - has shown that there is variability in the legal interpretations regarding data controllership and data processing responsibilities by local authorities, making negotiation for and access to data variable and inconsistent across local authorities.
The analysis undertaken on the longitudinal dataset derived from the annual returns (Children Looked After Statistics) has generated a number of benefits. Working closely in partnership with the national governmental analytical team has afforded the opportunity to identify and address anomalies in the data, to structure and test out the coherence of data regarding individual children/cases over time, and to contribute to a more in depth interrogation of the reliability of particular variables as collected across 32 local authorities. In doing this work, it has been possible to undertake a careful analysis of placement patterns for very young children.
Exploitation Route As part of the eCohorts work strand, we have developed methodologies for linking and automatically coding civil registration data (birth, deaths and marriages). We have developed novel techniques that seem efficient and effective. We are now helping various organisations to make use of these methods and technologies in their own work. This includes National Records of Scotland and the family genetics service of the NHS in Scotland. Our Veteran's project, linking MoD data for the first time, aims to enhance much needed understanding of the veteran population and with stakeholders including the Defence Policy Unit, Veteran's Commissioner and charities, develop future research ideas that will benefit the veteran community.

As part of the Lifelong and Health and Wellbeing work we are now in discussions with the Scouts and Guide national organisations on how they might use information coming from the programme to inform their policy and practice.

For the Safer Communities strand we anticipate that Police Scotland, the Scottish Ambulance Service and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service will use our research findings to review their patterns of demand and identify ways of making their service delivery more effective and efficient, improving outcomes for individuals and reducing costs for society. Police Scotland may also use the findings of our research to improve organisational learning, change policing practices and create more positive outcomes for service users. The National Crime Agency and Police Scotland will work to create more intelligent models of drug supply and demand in Scotland, and work with health organisations towards reducing the number of drug deaths in Scotland.

We are currently advising the Ministry of Justice, through an ADR UK collaborative project, on the use of justice data in England and Wales, and we hope to be able to start developing comparative projects that will enable us to understand how to create safer communities across the UK.

We have achieved traction in the debate about how sex and gender are measured and represented in public sector data, including the census, and we have contributed strongly to the debate that the rigour, accuracy and robustness of datasets must be preserved.

In the health and social care SIP, work on a large, linked health and social care dataset to describe the associations between multimorbidity (more than two long-term conditions), socioeconomic position, and social care receipt have valuable insights for policymakers and government to help them organise health and social care services effectively. Our understanding of the social care data and gaps in its quality and coverage have informed and been cited in a report on adult social care statistics by the UK statistics authority, which will benefit future data collection and quality so we can better understand this population. We hope to contribute to a recommended data summit in this area later in the year and to continue to inform this area.

We are working with stakeholders to make them aware of our findings on end of life care. Government and support organisations may need to consider the need for additional community services in more deprived areas. This is especially important if our work on hospitalisations provides clear indication of the impact of informal care on reducing hospitalisations. Policy may also need to provide support to informal carers if they are reducing pressure on acute care services. The impact of housing tenure on where people are likely to die in the future may also provide a basis for planning future care services.

Finally, work in this area has influenced Scottish Government thinking on the concept of the last 100 days of life stemming from a seminar we led on the topic. This has led to further collaboration with the Information Services Division in the NHS and the Deputy Chief Medical Officer in Scottish Government. We hope to convene a roundtable on this topic with key policy and practice professionals later in the year to further this discussion and explore the potential of using linked administrative data for end of life care planning in Scotland.

The research projects within the poverty and fair work strand have been developed in close collaboration with colleagues from both Scottish Government and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It is expected that the work on health and labour market progression will feed into DWP's efforts to improve outcomes for individuals, employers and the economy. We envisage that our work on health and employment retention will inform an evaluation study of the Scottish Health and Work Support Service which is currently being conducted by Scottish Government and sponsored by DWP.

Preliminary findings from the work on assessing the impact of benefit sanctions on health have been used to inform an evaluation study of the labour market impacts of benefit sanctions which is currently being developed by colleagues from the Department for Work and Pensions.

Together the outcomes of this funding will be to contribute to the viability of linking a longitudinal dataset, which has been subject to an enhanced level of quality assurance, for analysis regarding health, education and social care responses to children. It will help to inform what needs to happen legally, methodologically, and practically to establish streamlined access to and use of such a dataset.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/
 
Description The SCADR team are focused on creating a range of multi-dimensional impacts on policy, practice and understanding of and access to administrative data. In this phase and at this point in the grant, it is unlikely that the various administrative data linkage projects and their findings will directly impact on policy decisions in specific areas such as health or social care. However, we are already significantly influencing conversations and attitudes on data practice, standards, infrastructure and sharing, as well as cultural change within Government and maintaining and advancing public trust in this area more broadly. Our public panel provide a crucial sounding board for our research projects, giving us suggestions for how best to shape and share our work, and ensure it has maximised public benefit. We are building strong stakeholder relations with government and third sector, including the Veteran's Commissioner, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Chief Data Officer of Police Scotland. By developing these targeted relationships with key influencers, we are building champions for and visibility of our work and maximising the likelihood of our research findings having impact. We have created a short-format called 'Data Insights' to share early, initial findings to promote our work and its utility before the completion of analyses. These are directly shared with our contacts and used to develop future, policy-relevant research. Our relationships with key data controllers such as the Department of Work and Pensions and Police Scotland have been significantly enhanced, through a range of engagement events and continuous dialogue around the potential of administrative data to give new insights and what expertise we can provide in this area. This has vital impact of improving buy-in from data controllers and facilitating data sharing conversations and acquisition for Scottish Government. Our work with Scottish Government and local authorities has helped to improve data practice and promote the improvement of data returns and quality of datasets, as well as highlighting the need to build suitable identifiers to ensure linkage is possible. An example of this is work on the Looked after Children dataset and collaboration between one of our research fellows and a Scottish Government analyst working collaboratively to enhance the longitudinal LAC return. Another of our research fellows has contributed to the Adult Social Care Statistics Scotland report released in February 2020 - https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/publication/adult-social-care-in-scotland/ - where his work on social care data and unique understanding of the data has been cited. The rollout of SafePods has begun in February 2020 and by the end of the year there will be twenty five safepods located across the UK which will transform access to data and significantly reduce travel times for many users. This is a very tangible impact of increasing secure and safe access to data on a national scale.
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Policy & public services

 
Description Adult Social Care Statistics in Scotland Report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Citation of Nick Bailey and David Henderson's work in this report has informed public and practice debate on adult social care statistics and the need for improvements in social care data are vital if we want to try and answer policy makers questions in this area. SCADR plan to continue engagement in this area with a data summit planned for Summer 2020 and continue to influence UK stats authority understanding and practice, due to our academic expertise and knowledge of the datasets.
URL https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/publication/adult-social-care-in-scotland/
 
Title The SafePod prototype 
Description The SafePod prototype can now be replicated and provided to universities across the UK, allowing researchers to remotely access sensitive datasets for research purposes. 
Type Of Technology Physical Model/Kit 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The SafePod means that researchers can access sensitive datasets in secure locations across the country, significantly increasing access points to this data and reducing travel time. 
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/administrative-data/accessing-data/safepod-network
 
Description SAIL Databank Scientific External Advisory Board member 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Dibben sits on the Scientific External Advisory Board for SAIL, a data linkage infrastructure in Wales and pioneer in this field. He attended several meetings over 2019-20 as part of this board and has contributed his expertise towards its continuous improvement and development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description "Informal care & hospitalisation at the end of life - is there a connection?" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Anna Schneider presented at the BSA Medical Sociology conference in September, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description "Long Live the Cat Ladies" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Our researcher in the health and social care SIP ran two sessions on this theme for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to engage audiences in end of life care, the data we have on it and how we might think about it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description A public health data approach to reducing violence: can data linkage help to reduce demand on blue light services? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Susan McVie at ADR conference, Cardiff, Dec 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Administrative Data as a Novel Source of Information on Postal Drug Delivery in Scotland: A Spatial Analysis of Illegal Consignment Seizure Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference talk by Ben Matthews at ADR Conference, Cardiff, Dec 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description An inside job: Using criminology, police data and a lot of nouse (Feb 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar organised by SCADR, with Professor Betsy Stanko speaking about data and evidence in policing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Application of socio-demographic change in place of death in Scotland 2001-2011: an analysis of linked census and health registration data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation at ADR conference, Cardiff, Dec 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Association between receipt of social care and multimorbidity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ADR conference, Cardiff 2019 - David Henderson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Automatic coding of occupation and cause-of-death records 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference talk by Elaine Farrow and Richard Tobin at ADR conference, Cardiff, DEC 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Blog - The proof is in the data-pudding 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research fellow, David Henderson, co-wrote a blog about social care data in Scotland - its quality, his experience of accessing it and improvements for the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/the-proof-is-in-the-data-pudding/
 
Description Blogpost - Researcher Experience: Dr David Henderson 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Contributed a blog to Early Career Researchers Using Scottish Administrative Data, to help ECRs navigate this landscape and the challenges of data linkage processes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ecrusad.co.uk/2020/01/22/researcher-experience-dr-david-henderson/
 
Description Can we use linked administrative data to identify social disadvantage? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blogpost by Serena Pattaro, Research Fellow, on "can we use linked administrative data to identify social disadvantage?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/blog-can-we-use-linked-administrative-data-identify-social-d...
 
Description Child Poverty 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Professor Morag Treanor presented to headteachers on her research on child poverty and the value of better understanding and learning from data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.taycollab.org.uk/2020/01/28/tric-headteacher-event-tuesday-3-march-2020-registrations-we...
 
Description Child rights and child poverty 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blogpost on Universal Children's Day and the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) by our SIP lead, Morag Treanor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://povertyinequality.scot/child-rights-and-child-poverty/
 
Description DWP Areas of Research Interest (October 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Department of Work and Pensions did an all day engagement event in Edinburgh, which was chaired by our SIP leaf for poverty and fair work. He also presented on admin data linkage as a useful methodology. A range of new connections made.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description DWP Methods Advisory Group Meeting (Feb 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Our SIP lead for world of work sits on the DWP methods advisory group, offering his expertise on data analysis, linkage and innovation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Data Discovery Workshop - Thames Valley Police (May 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Safer Communities attended a data discovery workshop in England and invited key data advocate to come and speak in Scotland and share his belief in data driven change with policing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Data Insights: Deprivation and informal care at the end of life 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A Data Insights blog and short-format briefing on research findings on deprivation and care at the end of life.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Data%20insights%20-%20Deprivation%20and%20informal%20car...
 
Description Data Insights: Factors influencing the receipt of social care 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Short accessible Data Insights format on research on Factors influencing the receipt of social care - posted online and also shared in person to policy and third sector contacts relevant to the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Data%20insights%20-%20Factors%20influencing%20the%20rece...
 
Description Data Insights: Violence and Vulnerability 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Data insights document on violence and vulnerability about our research project in this area - available online and sent to key contacts directly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Data%20Insights%20-%20violence%20and%20vulnerabilities_0...
 
Description Data for Children - Shaping the Research Workshop (July 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Learning about Home Office and Ministry of Justice work on National Pupil Database. ONS/ADR UK are working on an form to access data. This has synergies with work developing in Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Developing a cross-national research agenda on crime and convictions: When will we catch up with our Scandinavian neighbours? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blogpost by Susan McVie and Ben Matthews - "Developing a cross-national research agenda on crime and convictions: When will we catch up with our Scandinavian neighbours?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/blog-developing-cross-national-research-agenda-crime-and-con...
 
Description Does the risk of poor mental health rise before widowhood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation at ADR Conference, Dec 2019 - Zhiqiang Feng.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Driving forward data informed approaches to policing (October 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We organised an event for a range of stakeholders - from Police Scotland, Scottish Police Authority, HM Inspector of Constabulary, Scottish Government, Violence Reduction Unit, ICO Scotland - to discuss attitudes, ideas and the current landscape for data driven approaches to policing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Engagement meeting with Scouting Association (Jan 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Met with policy lead for Scouting to discuss positive youth development research project and discuss future areas of research such as volunteering which would directly benefit the organisation, as well as using the data they collect.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Follow up on developing data pilot projects with Police Scotland (Feb 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Follow up meeting to discuss and develop pilot projects that are feasible and mutually beneficial to all parties, creating concrete actions from previous discussions on data research work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Harnessing the power of large datasets to develop policy in New Zealand - seminar held in Scottish Government (Sept 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact SCADR invited Professor Matthew Parsons to come and speak to Scottish Government on the value of admin data linkage and New Zealand's work on this area as an exemplar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description In the light of experience - InterRAI and the final 1,000 days of life 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blogpost by Iain Atherton our seminars around last 1000 days of life
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/blog-light-experience-interrai-and-final-1000-days-life
 
Description Information Governance Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chris Dibben was invited to be part of the IG working group for Scottish Government, bringing his expertise to advise on information governance processes and standards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Introduction to using administrative linked data - week long course (December 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A week long workshop held to provide in-depth training on what admin data linkage is, the processes, safety measures etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Labour market and wider impacts of benefit sanctions: A scoping review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ESPAnet Conference 2019 - Serena Pattaro
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Last 1000 days of life seminar (Sept 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This well attended seminar attracted charities, government and academic to come together and learn about using data to improve care in the last days of life. Invited speaker, Professor Matthew Parsons, explained the New Zealand context.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Leading a meeting with Police Scotland and Scottish Government on data pilot project (Jan 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Coordinated a new small working group with SCADR, Scottish Government colleagues from Justice Analytical Services and Data Linkage, and Chief Data Officer for Police Scotland to bring together interested parties on this work, discuss policy and research priorities for all organisations and develop a future agenda for working together.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting Chief Social Policy Advisor for Scotland on SCADR research programme 17.07.20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Key members of the SCADR team met Chief Social Policy Advisor, Carol Tannahill, to discuss our research programmes, potential for policy change and connections we can make to raise our profile and that of our findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting Department for Work and Pensions survey team (Feb 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our SIP lead for our poverty and fair work and research fellow met new contacts from DWP to further work and collaboration here. They met at a previous DWP event we presented at and have enabled new directions for our work. This meeting was organised by Mark Vaughan, DWP Family and Resources Survey, Surveys Branch in London and aimed at refining research questions and co-ordinating with other DWP research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting Sustrans, a sustainable travel charity, on our commuting and health work (Jan 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Developing contacts with Sustrans for our commuting and health workstream, as well as masters students research projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with NHS National Services Scotland on drug related deaths (Oct 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Met with staff to discuss potential research project on drug related deaths and feasibility/practicality of data linkage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Stewart Butler, DWP Labour Market Intervention (Oct 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Stewart Butler, lead analyst, DWP Labour Market Intervention and Skills, Labour Market, Families and Disadvantage Directorate at University of Glasgow. This involved presentations and discussion on current research activities for SCADR and DWP research plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Met Carer's Policy Team in Scottish Government - Children's SIP engagement (Sept 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussed potential of data linkage to explore young carers and future ideas for utilising and acquiring their new carers census for analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Met Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Scottish Government about health and social care projects (October 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Following on from an event we had run about care in the end of life, the Deputy CMO requested a meeting with us to discuss our work and how we could work together on new ways of linking data and thinking about data to enhance policy and practice in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Met Head of GIRFEC in Scottish Government - Children's SIP engagement (August 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Met the Head of the 'Getting in right for every child' team in Scottish Government to learn about their priorities and what policy relevant research we could do. Informative discussion on what linked data projects would help them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Met Head of Violence Reduction Unit in Scotland (April 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our SIP lead for Safer Communities engaged the Director of Scotland's Violence Reduction Unit, Niven Rennie, on her research idea for violence and vulnerabilities.

The Scottish Violence Reduction Unit is a national centre of expertise in tackling violence. Working in partnership with Police Scotland and the Scottish Government, it is a key stakeholder and beneficiary of our research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Met Health and Social Care Analysis Team, Scottish Government (Oct 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussed data linkage potential and research with SG data - made good new contacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Met Marie Curie around care of end of last years of life work (Sept 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Our health and social care SIP engaged Marie Curie's Head of Policy on their work in the area of end of life, to maximise it's utility and policy relevance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Met Paul Leek, Information Services Division, NHS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our SIP lead for health and social care followed up from links made at our seminars on the end of life, to see how we can work with Information Services Division on this work going forward. Strong appetite to explore options and keep in touch on this work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Met with Chief Statistician, Scottish Government on health and social care work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussed ongoing research and ways of making policymakers aware. Also discussed methods of access to held administrative data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Met with Child Poverty team in Scottish Government 16.08.19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Engaged child poverty team on policy relevant research for the children's SIP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Met with Office of Statistics Regulation, UK Statistics Authority 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Met UK Stats Authority to inform their work and upcoming report on the state of social care data collection in Scotland. SCADR has used social care data for research purposes and has feedback on quality, coverage and future improvements. Both David Henderson's PhD thesis and academic paper on the Social Care Survey will be cited in the report due to publish in March 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Met with author of report for GMB union 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Invited to participate in research for the report as expert contributor on future challenges of social care provision in Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Migration to New Towns and the impact on premature mortality in Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 2019, presented by Lynne Forrest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Migration to New Towns and the impact on premature mortality in Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference talk at ADR conference, Cariff, Dec 2019 by Lynne Forrest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Migration to New Towns and the impact on premature mortality in Glasgow (Feb 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at eDRIS development day - electronic Data Research and Innovation Service (eDRIS) team are part of the Information Services Division in NHS and key partners in our work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Ministry of Justice Data First Academic Advisory Group (Feb 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact xx
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description NSPCC Research Advisory Group (July 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion around suitable datasets that could be used to create better understanding of children's lives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ONS Safer Research Training 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Colleagues from SCADR ran Secure Researcher Training (SRT) courses on the five below dates:

24 May 19
7 June 19
26 Sept 19
6 December 19
6 March 20

These training courses are held to enable researchers to gain accreditation and access to ONS, SLS and various sources of data to carry out research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Police Scotland Roundtable: Bridging the gap between Research Evidence and Police Action (Nov 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our SIP lead for Safer Communities is engaging in a series of roundtable events with Police Scotland around the use of data with a range of key stakeholders in the policing community, shining a light on how research using data can help to inform policy and practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Police Scotland Roundtable: The use of policing data and statistics in public discourse (Feb 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SIP lead for Safer Communities presented at this workshop on her work on administrative data research and its potential.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Police Scotland's National Alcohol, Drugs and Substance Use Violence Group (April 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our Safer Communities lead engaged Police Scotland's National Alcohol, Drugs and Substance Use Violence Group around policy relevant research in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Poverty and Health Inequalities Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our SIP lead, Morag Treanor, spoke about the lived experience of poverty on health and linked administrative data research to better understand patterns of this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.scotphn.net/resources/poverty-and-health-inequalities-summit-4th-november/poverty-and-he...
 
Description Presentation to Permanence and Care Team, Centre for Excellence for Children's Care and Protection 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ben Matthews presented on his placement stability work and analysis and gained feedback from practitioners and experts on policy in this area to inform further analysis and increase usefulness of findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Profs G Raab & C Dibben presented on eDatashield at the University of Edinburgh 'Dealing with Data 2019' event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Gillian Raab & Professor Chris Dibben presented 'Running an analysis of combined data when the individual records cannot be combined' at the University of Edinburgh conference on Dealing with Data 2019, on 15th January 2020 (rescheduled from 2019). The theme was "Collaboration Across the Nations: Managing, sharing and securing research data across space and time. In previous years DwD has attracted over 100 attendees from across the university to hear contributions by research staff and students at all stages of their careers and from diverse disciplines. Dealing with Data 2019 was an opportunity to hear from, and network with, other members of the UoE research community about how they have addressed these issues to build successful collaborations, or the lessons they have learned which will enable them to be more successful in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/research-support/research-data-service/dealing-with-data-2...
 
Description Research Data Scotland Steering Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chris Dibben was invited to be part of the Research Data Scotland steering group in Scottish Government as an expert in this area to advise on what this new data service will be and how it will work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Running an analysis of combined data when the individual records cannot be combined 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Dibben and Gillian Raab did a talk on 'running an analysis of combined data when the individual records cannot be combined' for the Dealing with Data Conference, Jan 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ed.ac.uk/files/atoms/files/dealing_with_data_2019_programme_final.pdf
 
Description SafePod application for ONS Secure Research Service accreditation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ONS accredited SafePods as a safe setting for access to their SRS datasets. Researchers will be able to remotely access ONS SRS datasets from SafePods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Scoping Veteran's project with Defence Policy Unit, Scottish Government 17.07.19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Our Veteran's project lead met the Scottish Government's Defence Policy Unit to engage them with the innovative data linkage work on veterans and to get them on board as engaged stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Scottish Ambulance Service meeting (July 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting to discuss practicalities of violence-health-data project and other blue lights works. Building connections with Reform Collaboration Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Scottish Government's ScotStat Crime and Justice Committee meeting (Sept 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended Scottish Government's ScotStat Crime and Justice Committee meeting, on the theme of violence. Presented on the planned SCADR research on violence and ambulance call outs/hospital admissions (plus other ongoing research) and discussed data access from Police Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Spatial and seasonal patterns of mortality in Scotland in the 20th century: Early results from the Digitising Scotland project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Local Population Studies Society Annual Conference 2019, presented by Beata Nowok
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Temporal and seasonal patterns of infant mortality in Scotland, 1901-1970 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact British Society for Population Studies 2019 Conference, presented by Beata Nowok
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Temporal dynamics of sex ratio at birth in Scotland, 1901-1973 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact European Society of Historical Demography Conference, presented by Beata Nowok
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The looked after children in time: creating and analysing longitudinal data on placements history and educational outcomes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference talk by Susan McVie at ADR conference, Cardiff, Dec 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The power of administrative linked data: understanding children's outcomes (November 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact As part of Scottish Government's Evidence and Policy fortnight, SCADR researchers presented with the data linkage unit on our children's SIP work and the value of admin data linkage, and our progress in developing infrastructure and research in this area. Attended by a range of policymakers across SG.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Translating' records of Scotland's past to tell meaningful stories: The production of Scottish longitudinal historical micro-dataset 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association; Chicago, IL - Beata Nowok
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Understanding the health and social profile of ex-service working age personnel in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Iain Atherton spoke at the RAF Research Syposium.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Using Administrative Data to Understand Geographical Patterns of Postal Drug Delivery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact European Society of Criminology Conference, presented by Ben Matthews
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Welfare reform in Scotland: research policy and the third sector 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The seminar and roundtable, held in May 2019, aimed to interrogate the ways that academics and partners can impact the developing of social security agenda in Scotland and how new research collaborations can be developed to improve the evidence base for the social security system. Nick Bailey, SCADR SIP lead, presented and several members of SCADR attended and contributed to discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://policyscotland.gla.ac.uk/welfare-reform-in-scotland-research-policy-and-the-third-sector/
 
Description What's the next game-changer for solving poverty in Scotland? Shaping the agenda on work, social security and housing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Morag Treanor took part in a panel debate at this Joseph Rowntree Foundation event in October 2019. Serena Pattaro, Research Fellow, contributed to discussion on a workshop around 'work'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.jrf.org.uk/event/what's-next-game-changer-solving-poverty-scotland