The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) has three programmes through which it delivers its work: evidence-informed practice, innovation and improvement, and knowledge media. This is a research paper, which examines attitudes, approaches, use and barriers to innovation and improvement and evidence-informed practice in the sector, which could be used as a baseline for future research to track and monitor attitudinal change.
One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics.
Developed through a process of rapid appraisal, Insights seek to highlight the practice implications of research evidence and answer the 'So what does this mean in practice?' question for each topic reviewed.
This Insight looks at evidence around assisting those with mental health problems into employment.
Research that aims to review the existing evidence and practice surrounding victims’ support needs, outcome measurement and quality assurance in the victim support sector, to assess:
- the support needs of victims
- the effectiveness of interventions to support victims
- how to develop victim outcome measures or indicators
- how to measure victim outcomes
- how to measure and assess quality in support service provision.
Evaluation of the Triple P parenting program.
Report that brings together the latest international thinking about the key issues relating to the implementation of evidence-based programmes, utilising both published work and expert opinion.
The aim is to provide a summary of issues that should be considered and planned for by those about to start implementing a new programme in order to increase the chances of success; to draw attention to sources of further information; and to share lessons that have been learned by others when implementing similar programmes.
Learning resource that has been produced to help students and practitioners of social care and social work make more effective and extensive use of research in their studies and in practice.
Discussion paper about evidence-based family skills training and parenting programmes that work. (The paper can be downloaded free on registration).
Section of the Department for Education website for parents and commissioners looking for parenting programmes and interventions.
The programmes have all been independently evaluated using an evidence-based approach to show that they work. Assessments were carried out prior to 1st April 2012.
Website that supports resources and information for evidence-informed practice working with children and families.
A digital archive of all documents published electronically by government and related bodies in the area of education. The IOE library has always collected this material in both print and electronic format. Its aim is the permanent preservation of all electronic publications on education.