What Works for Children’s Social Care seeks to improve the lives of children and families through setting standards in research and generating the best evidence into what works in children’s social care.
Our vision is for a world in which all children thrive, regardless of their early childhood experiences and that children’s services improve the lives of children who need support and protection.
We generate, collate and make accessible the best evidence for practitioners, policy makers and practice leaders.
Engagement is central to our approach and we work in close consultation with leaders, practitioners, children and young people, families and researchers across the sector.
We recognise that in order to improve the lives of all children and families, we need to do work that looks specifically at the needs and experiences of people who are marginalised. Understanding and exposing inequality is an important part of our function because in doing so we can strive to learn what works for all children and families and play a part in redressing inequalities. We believe that engaging with a diverse range of voices and creating opportunities for people from minoritised groups to participate in our work means we are better placed to understand what works for all children and families.
To find out more about what we do, visit our website: https://whatworks-csc.org.uk/
As a part of our mission to promote evidence-based practice, we are seeking to support social care organisations to evaluate their own practice to a high standard through our Practice In Need of Evidence (PINE) programme. We would like to support any intervention which aims to improve outcomes for children and families, however we are currently particularly interested in interventions which seek to safeguard children under one years old from non-accidental injury from male carers.
If you think the PINE programme could support the self-evaluation of your work, please get in touch, or visit us at the Social Work Show to talk to a member of our team.
Find out more here: https://whatworks-csc.org.uk/working-with-practice/practice-in-need-of-evidence/
You can find us at stand H17, where members of our team would love to talk to you, share more about our research, and answer any questions you may have.