Practice in Need of Evidence

Excellent practice is happening all over the country but, in most instances, without a robust evidence-base. We want to find promising practice and support social care organisations to be more evidence-minded and evaluate their own practice to a high standard through our Practice In Need of Evidence (PINE) programme. Ultimately we hope to find practice that could be successfully shared and scaled more widely.

Our current PINE projects:

OrganisationProjectTIDieRLogic ModelEvaluation Plan
Brighton and Hove City CouncilEarly Parenting Assessment Programme (EPAP)
Evaluation to understand the value of EPAP; how it influences the assessment process, decision-making and, ultimately, outcomes for parents and their babies
TIDieRLogic ModelEvaluation Plan
Bath and North East Somerset CouncilAdolescent Risk Team (ART)TIDieRLogic ModelEvaluation Plan
London Borough of SouthwarkFathers’ Parenting Group
Evidence for the effectiveness of the Southwark Fathers Group against a range of outcomes, and to understand whether there are areas for improvement with regards to the delivery and process around the intervention.
TIDieREvaluation Plan
Parents and Children Together (PACT)Adoption Hub
Embedding an online support tool into regular practice with adopters during the assessment process , when they are approved and once children are in placement.
Listen UpWorking to Increase Safety in Exploitation (WISE)
Evaluating an approach that would enable exploitation services, or wider services responding to young people’s needs, to focus on “creating safety” and improving well being rather than seeking to reduce risk