Public perceptions of sentencing of sexual offences in Scotland
In 2019, the Scottish Sentencing Council commissioned ScotCen Social Research to undertake qualitative research to explore public perceptions of the sentencing of sexual offences in Scotland, including the perceptions of survivors of sexual offences.
Diversion from serious violence: Evaluations of DIVERT and CIRV
We were commissioned by the College of Policing to evaluate DIVERT and the Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV), two interventions aiming to divert young people and young adults away from serious violence.
Evaluation of the Refugee and Migrant Advice Service
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has commissioned us to evaluate the Refugee and Migrant Advice Service (RMAS). RMAS is the second alternative to detention being piloted in the UK under the Home Office’s Community Engagement Pilot (CEP) series.
Scottish Victimisation Telephone Survey
The aim of the SVTS 2020 was to collect data on the Scottish population’s experiences and perceptions of crime, safety, and policing, including any changes in crime or perceptions between the pre-COVID-19 lockdown period (23rd March 2020) and the period following this up to the end of September 2020.
Public perceptions of sentencing of death by driving offences in Scotland
Exploring public perceptions of the sentencing of causing death by driving offences in Scotland, including the perceptions of families of victims.
Public perceptions of sentencing
A report series exploring public perceptions of sentencing practices for criminal offences in Scotland.
Assessing the feasibility of a survey on child abuse
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) commissioned NatCen to undertake a qualitative feasibility study to understand how a survey on child abuse could be run in future.
Alternatives to detention
UNHCR has commissioned NatCen Social Research to evaluate Action Access. Action Access is the first alternative to detention (ATD) being piloted in the UK under the Home Office’s Community Engagement Pilot (CEP) series.
Safeguarding children from sexual abuse in residential schools
This research aimed to explore how child sexual abuse is understood in England and Wales, understand residential schools’ safeguarding practice against child sexual abuse, and collate views on good practice to prevent, identify, report and respond to child sexual abuse in residential schools.
Evaluation of the National Child Protection Inspection (NCPI) programme on policing
The National Child Protection Inspection programme (NCPI) is run by HMICFRS and assesses the quality of child protection practices in police forces across England and Wales.