Evidence-Informed Practice

A gateway to high-quality information and learning resources for social services professionals, service users and carers.

Specialist library of over 4,000 book titles and periodicals on residential child care and related fields. It is open to residential workers, managers, students, academics and others with an interest in the field of residential care for children and young people.

Developed by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and funded by the Scottish Government, this evidence library is an online information resource whereby research into Third Sector issues in Scotland can be easily browsed, accessed at speed and stored, if required, in a personalised document briefcase for future reference.

Website resource with links to a range of publications on various subjects, including advocacy, sexuality and relationships, disabled children, personalisation and direct payments, and finance.

Website resource with links to the National Children's Bureau's free publications. It includes guides, reviews and toolkits on a wide variety of subjects.

Contains links to online tools that can be used to support work on all C4EO themes, as well as key online publications from C4EO partners and other organisations, publications such as research reviews and scoping studies, and progress maps.

Provides systematic reviews of research evidence across a range of different topic areas and provides support for others who are undertaking systematic reviews or using research evidence. A large number of systematic reviews in the fields of education including initial teacher education (ITE), health promotion and public health are available.

A website of social sciences information authored by a national team of subject specialists from universities across the UK. It covers information on sociology, social policy and social work.