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:
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“We’ve experienced so much more reality than other students”
13 October 2020
In his blog, Michael Sanders reflects on the importance of our new project encouraging care-leavers to consider higher and further education
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30 September 2020
We are looking for a new Research Assistant to join our team. This role will provide support to our ambitious research programme, which spans randomised controlled trials in workforce wellbeing, evaluations of whole system changes, machine learning, and much more. The Research Assistant will have a crucial role in ensuring the smooth implementation and running […]
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Machine Learning; Now is a time to stop and think
10 September 2020
Following the publication on our new report on machine learning in children's social care, Michael Sanders reflects on where we go from here
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New project finds machine learning models miss four out of five children at risk
10 September 2020
New research finds that machine learning models tested could not accurately predict whether risks to children and young people would escalate.