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 The case for small wins
The case for small wins
24 January 2022
Social worker well-being has long been a cause for concern and recent data shows things aren't improving. With the release today of phase two of our Happier, Healthier Professionals research Director of Practice Anna Bacchoo considers the report's findings and how even small wins should be considered if they enable social workers to feel supported and valued in their work.
read more about Our latest anti-racism work
Our latest anti-racism work
13 January 2022
In her latest blog, Director of Practice, Anna Bacchoo, discusses our programme of anti-racism work, including our recently published rapid reviews on outcomes for Black children in care and representation, progression, promotion and wellbeing of minority ethnic social workers and social work students.
read more about Departure of Prof Michael Sanders as Chief Executive
Departure of Prof Michael Sanders as Chief Executive
7 January 2022
Prof Michael Sanders departs as Chief Executive of What Works for Children’s Social Care
read more about Reflections as we move to the “new normal”
Reflections as we move to the “new normal”
2 December 2021
As a society, COVID-19 forced us to stop and change what we were doing. Now, as we move to the “new normal” we have an opportunity to consider and reflect on the changes we have made.