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 Open funding round – we want to hear from you
Open funding round – we want to hear from you
2 July 2020
In her latest blog, Louise Jones discusses the excitement - and anxiety - of launching our first open funding round.
read more about We’re recruiting members for our Young Person’s Advisory Group
We’re recruiting members for our Young Person’s Advisory Group
1 July 2020
What Works for Children’s Social Care (WWCSC) are looking for up to seven young people who are aged between 18 and 25 to join our Young Person’s Advisory Group. The advisory group meets four times a year to discuss and advise on research projects which WWCSC are planning or are undertaking. Meetings are either virtual […]
read more about WWCSC to fund four new systematic reviews in children’s social care
WWCSC to fund four new systematic reviews in children’s social care
30 June 2020
What Works for Children’s Social Care is delighted to announce funding for four new systematic reviews, to add to the knowledge base in children’s social care. The projects were selected to fill gaps identified in current literature and research, and to address some of the topics identified by the participants in our priority setting exercise, […]
read more about We need to be mindful of the risks and wider impact of placing social workers in schools
We need to be mindful of the risks and wider impact of placing social workers in schools
16 June 2020
In a guest blog, Tina Russell, Director of Social Care & Safeguarding at Worcestershire Children First, outlines her concerns and discusses the issues to be addressed in order to ensure placing social workers in schools has positive outcomes for children, families, schools, social workers and children's social care departments.