A Kit of Tools

Tools for participatory research and evaluation for children, young people and adults.

Case Study: Edinburgh School Uniform Bank (ESUB)

ESS worked with ESUB to help review their evaluation methods. This case study is an example of ESS’s evaluation principles – good evaluation should be about what matters, and fits the way you work.

Creating Confidence Handbook

A handbook for professionals working with children to explore the issue of building confidence, particularly in relation to the Curriculum for Excellence. There is a critique of work in the

Everyone has a story

Between 2015 -16 ESS worked with the Partnership Drugs Initiative (PDI) on a programme to hear the voices, opinions and feelings of young people whose parents are in recovery from problem alcohol


The Guidebook is an online resource for those who wish to find out more about how to commission and deliver effective early intervention. It will continually evolve and expand as

Measuring mental wellbeing in children and young people

Published by The National Mental Health, Dementia and Neurology Intelligence Network this guide written to inform public health commissioners will be useful if you commission interventions to improve the mental wellbeing of

Reversing the Trend

‘Reversing the trend’ is a joint project, funded by Scottish Government, involving Evaluation Support Scotland, the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland Partnership Drugs Initiative(PDI) and six of the voluntary youth work organisations they