IMPROVING EVIDENCE FOR BETTER OUTCOMES
We aim to improve the lives of children and families through setting standards and generating the best research into what works for children’s social care.
What Works for Children’s Social Care seeks better outcomes for children, young people and families by bringing the best available evidence to practitioners and other decision makers across the children’s social care sector.
We generate, collate and make accessible the best evidence for practitioners, policy makers and practice leaders to improve children’s social care and the outcomes it generates for children and families.
We work across three areas:
read more about Meet our new Director of Programmes, Professor Jermaine Ravalier
Meet our new Director of Programmes, Professor Jermaine Ravalier
26 November 2021
Meet Professor Jermaine Ravalier, our new Director of Programmes, as he discusses making a difference, visiting WWCSC programmes and his hopes for the new role.
read more about Reflections on accessing higher education as a care leaver
Reflections on accessing higher education as a care leaver
12 November 2021
Following the publication of our recent report, Springboard: Supporting care experienced young people with their next steps in further and higher education, some of our advisors with experience of the care system reflected on the report and its recommendations
read more about Bringing my experience to a research project
Bringing my experience to a research project
26 October 2021
In this guest blog, Kieran Colman, a care leaver and member of our Young Advisors Panel, discusses his involvement in our recent research, how his unique perspective and skills benefited the project, and his hopes that social workers will feel more appreciated.
read more about Seven new research projects funded in children’s social care
Seven new research projects funded in children’s social care
1 October 2021
WWCSC is pleased to announce seven new research projects to improve outcomes for children and families and build an evidence base in children’s social care, as part of our Spark Grant scheme.