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We are currently accepting Expressions of Interest from local authorities to take part in the new Strengthening Families: Investing in Practice programme, in partnership with the Department for Education. This programme seeks to develop, test and share ways of supporting families and children, where there is promising emerging evidence of impact. The two models that will be rolled out to 40 local authorities are: Family Group Conferencing (FGC) and Family Drug and Alcohol Courts (FDAC).

If you would like to get involved, please express your interest here!


What Works for Children’s Social Care is a social purpose startup, dedicated to providing the best possible research to help children and families, social workers, and the social work system to thrive.

Just as our research utilises a wide range of methodologies, and covers a range of outcomes for children at all stages of their life and with a huge variety of levels of need, we need a diverse and talented team to help us achieve our mission.

So, whether you are a researcher or a social worker (or both), a programme manager or a product developer, an educator or an administrator, or something else entirely – or if you want to be – please consider the roles advertised below, or check back again soon.

All that we ask is that you are passionate about helping young people and their families, and believe in the impact that research can have. We know that great colleagues can come from anywhere – so whoever you are, we want to hear from you!