What Works for Children’s Social Care’s grant funding aims to:
- Encourage sector-led innovation and research in key priority areas, by inviting applications from those who know children’s social care best – whether that’s social workers, senior leaders, multi-agency partners or academics – and providing funding to test the impact of their ideas on outcomes for children and families.
- Increase the volume of good quality research in children’s social care, by maintaining a focus on rigorous research methods and providing appropriate support.
- Attract brilliant individuals and leading organisations to children’s social care research, by providing opportunities for collaboration. We want to ensure that the broadest possible range of skills and backgrounds – and the brightest minds – are applied to establishing what works for children and families