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.
Since its first issue in 1986 the Social Services Research Group’s journal Research Policy and Planning has been one of the key research journals in the personal social services.
The journal is devoted to publishing work by researchers and practitioners in local and central government, other statutory authorities and voluntary agencies.
One of three related papers which explore the distinctive contribution which the not-for-profit sector makes to social care. It explores the importance of innovation in the design, delivery and funding of services, andshows how the not-for-profit sector is responding effectively to the need for new approaches to the delivery of social care.
One of three related papers which explore the distinctive contribution which the not-for-profit sector makes to social care. It explores the importance of an effective and committed workforce in delivering good quality care, and shows how the not-for-profit sector is leading the way in developing sustainable policy and best practice.
Paper that outlines why there is a need to explore the need for a centre – or a network of evidence centres – which will help to institutionalise evidence in the decision making process.
Review that provides an introduction to the different ways in which qualitative research has been used in social care and some of the reasons why it has been successful in identifying under-researched areas, in documenting the experiences of people using services, carers, and practitioners, and in evaluating new types of service or intervention.