This blog from January 2016 by Dr Hayley Bennett, What Works Scotland, Gary Smith and Coryn Barclay from Fife Council, explores the sanctions data available through the Department of Work and Pensions and how it can be used at a local level.
Report from a What Works Scotland event where 50 people from across Fife Council, the health, and voluntary sectors met to discuss how to get knowledge into action in Fife. It followed a previous national event on Getting Knowledge in Action in Public Services, held in Edinburgh earlier in 2015.
Gary Smith, a member of the Fife welfare reform inquiry team reflects, in December 2017, on the experience and impact of the collaborative action research activities for What Works Scotland.
Tim Kendrick, strategic lead for the Fife What Works Scotland case site area, explains in November 2014 what the collaborative work will focus on in his area.
Coryn Barclay, Research Consultant at Fife Council, blogs about how research is the ‘secret weapon in public service reform’.
A documentary film exploring how community planning partners from two of What Works Scotland case sites learnt about implementing participatory budgeting on a study trip to Paris, European leader in mainstreaming PB.
This collaborative action research (CAR) report highlights some of the learning from the CAR programme in Fife. The content covers both the positive learning that resulted from bringing together a diverse range of practitioners to undertake an inquiry, and the challenges inherent in that process. The report was co-produced by practitioners in Fife and What Works Scotland.
This research report is an overview of the What Works Scotland collaborative action research programme which took place between 2015 and 2017 in Fife. It outlines the activities, provides details to encourage the adaptation of CAR approaches and offers insights for professional researchers who are planning similar CAR projects.
Report and resources from a collaborative action research inquiry in Fife which looked at the role of partnership working with schools to address the needs of young people with additional support needs. Fife is one of four case sites where What Works Scotland has worked with community planning partnerships to undertake collaborative action research into public service reform.
Report and resources from a collaborative action research inquiry in Fife which sought to find out why parents came to Family Fun projects in Kirkcaldy and what impact the projects had on their engagement with the primary school and with adult learning. Fife is one of the four What Works Scotland case sites.