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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Children in Need – Understanding Service Provision in England
24 June 2022
By the time they reach 16, as many as one in seven children will have had an assessment or received support from a social worker under section 17 of the Children Act 1989. This is usually because of a concern about their development or safety or because they are disabled. That’s four children in an […]
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Refugee Week and Healing
22 June 2022
Refugee Week and Healing To celebrate Refugee Week 2022, I wanted to shed some light on the work we’re doing to help and support the resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary in England. The theme of this year’s Refugee Week is Healing – recovering from a painful experience or situation, so that we can […]
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Special guests visit SWIS programmes
31 May 2022
We were thrilled earlier this month to have some special guests join our staff during their visits to three of the schools taking part in the Social Workers in Schools (SWIS) programme.
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Reflecting on the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care and the National Safeguarding Panel’s Reviews
30 May 2022
Last week marked a significant milestone for children’s social care with the publication of the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care and the National Safeguarding Panel’s Review of Child Protection in England, in relation to the murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson. The reports have recommended seismic changes to the way services are funded, […]