One of my ‘favourite’ quotes is from a former Chief Research Officer who said that “Evidence-based policy is all very well, but at the end of the day, politics wins out”. So in that spirit, it’s great to hear that a Research for Real action research project is being discussed in the Scottish Parliament. We’ll update you on the funding position as soon as we know. UPDATE: Both interim and final reports are now available on the projects page.
Excerpt taken from Meeting of the Parliament 27 January 2011
3. To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the getting it right for every child approach, what plans it has to ensure that children and young people experiencing and recovering from domestic abuse receive appropriate support. (S3O-12784)
Cathy Peattie: That answer is very welcome.
The minister will be aware of the positive evaluations of the children experiencing domestic abuse recovery pilot projects in Edinburgh, Fife and Forth valley in my constituency in a report that is appropriately entitled “Through the eyes of a bairn”. What is the timescale for delivering that important project?