Get involved with What Works for Children’s Social Care

What Works for Children’s Social Care (WWCSC) and the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) merged in December 2022 and are now Foundations, the What Works Centre for Children & Families. You can visit our new website here

This website will remain live for now but is not being updated. Here you can find research and work we carried out as WWCSC before the new organisation was formally launched in June 2023.

What Works for Children’s Social Care’s grant funding aims to:

  1. 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.
  2. Increase the volume of good quality research in children’s social care, by maintaining a focus on rigorous research methods and providing appropriate support.
  3. 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

Current Opportunities

Projects and grant funding

Current vacancies