This episode of Radio 4's Thinking Allowed series includes a segment on evidence based research. The government has been strongly committed to evidence-based policy and practice. It wants to use evidence of what works to inform and drive ambitious and innovative social programmes. Issues surrounding how evidence-based research is used and whether policy is based on evidence or informed by it.
This site presents the work of the York node of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-supported Evidence Network. Their aim is to contribute to the development of systematic review methodologies in social policy and social care.
Paper providing a set of key performance indicators to help local mental health and employment services to monitor employment outcomes and identify development priorities for people in contact with specialist mental health services. The indicators were developed after consultation with a group of stakeholders and tested across 17 sites with NHS and voluntary sector providers and local commissioners.
This resource is the website for the Centre for Evidence Based Mental Health (CEBMH). It aims to promote and support the teaching and practice of evidence based mental healthcare.
Network that fosters connections, collaboration and the co-ordination of activities that promote the use of research evidence in child care and protection practice in Scotland.
Podcast from the Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar, 5 June 2008. Professor Joan Orme discusses the importance of research in practice for social work development.
This pamphlet on commissioning research brings together papers from two Research in Practice seminars. Its central message is that research commissioned by child care agencies, including service evaluations, can bring clarity to children and family work provided certain considerations are borne in mind when planning and conducting studies and using the results. They include holding a sharp focus on the questions to be explored, choosing sympathetic, responsive researchers and having the skills to manage the contract.
Document laying out the rationale and evidence for an R&D strategy arising from the Changing Lives report which recommended such a strategy be developed and that the strategy should underpin the work of all five associated Change Programmes.
Report exploring how gun and knife crime affects children and young people in England. It brings together various strands of evidence and proposes ten principles to improve children and young people's safety and reduce their risk of offending.
Implementation guide that shows what needs to be done by people at every level across all agencies and sectors to bring about the changes that are necessary to implement 'Getting it Right for Every Child'.
It identifies essential culture, systems and practice changes and sets out what different people in organisations need to do to progress this agenda successfully. I