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New research finds sources of evidence reflecting the voice of children in care and care leavers

11 August 2017

New research for the Children’s Commissioner for England, by the National Children’s Bureau and Research in Practice, has found recent sources of evidence reflecting the voice of children in care and care leavers, providing new insight into young people’s experience of the care system.

Manchester workshops for residential children's home staff: November 2017

03 August 2017

Following positive feedback from delegates and to meet increasing demand from the sector, Research in Practice has set new dates for three workshops to support professionals working in residential children’s homes.

New Research in Practice resources to support evidence-informed practice

03 August 2017

Resources to support working with men in families, understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, working to the Public Law Outline, and comparing placement options to meet children and young people’s needs.

Examining thresholds for children's social care

02 August 2017

The National Children’s Bureau would like to hear from children’s social workers across England to inform a new inquiry.

Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme evaluation summaries

19 July 2017

Evaluation reports from the first round of Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme projects are being published by the Department for Education.

Workforce perspectives on harmful sexual behaviour: Research Report

12 July 2017

Research in Practice has published an open access report in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau, which examines the needs of the children’s workforce in relation to working with children and young people who are displaying Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB).

Grant funding to support building evaluation capacity

28 June 2017

The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse has launched an Evaluation Fund to support services in building their evaluation capacity. The funding is intended to assist with the generation of valuable evidence about the effectiveness of child sexual abuse/exploitation (CSA/E) interventions.

Consultation on the refresh of the Professional Capabilities Framework

22 May 2017

Research in Practice/Research in Practice for Adults and the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) are consulting with social workers, people with experience of social work services, educators, employers and others, to carry out an update of the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for social workers in England.

Building learning and development pathways in relation to child neglect: Mapping Resource

22 May 2017

Ofsted has announced a series of 2017 joint targeted inspections focusing on the effectiveness of interventions for children who have experienced, or are at risk of, neglect. To support work in this area, Research in Practice has produced a new Mapping Resource bringing together a selection of materials to help the sector build knowledge and practice in relation to child neglect.

Refreshing the Professional Capabilities Framework

16 May 2017

Following an open tendering process, Research in Practice/Research in Practice for Adults (RiP/RiPfA) has been appointed as BASW’s partner in the project to refresh the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF).

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