We are working with the sector to agree the Centre’s approach to research, priority topics for research, and our research products and services.

The future Centre will:

Evidence standards

How we plan to evaluate the quality of evidence using the EMMIE standards.

Evidence store

Our plans to develop an online evidence store to provide accessible summaries of robust evidence about which social care interventions are effective and why.

Outcomes framework for research

How we plan to identify outcomes that are important for children and young people, their families and the sector, and how we will ensure research focuses on delivery of those outcomes.


Our initial research topics and how they were identified, plus our approach to research.

Who's involved

Development team

Research partner