Research reviews and summaries
(Including Evidence Reviews and Literature Reviews)
These resources bring together knowledge on key topics, practice areas and research issues identified by practitioners, planners and policy makers – as well as evaluating the findings and implications.
Published: Apr 2018
The Review examines practice, policy and research evidence. The authors are experts, from a range of backgrounds and professions, who share a passion and abiding commitment to working with and for disabled children, young people and their families.
We are delighted to publish this review, focusing on an often overlooked area of social work practice, which brings together learning from research, policy and practice on working with disabled children, young people and their families.
The five chapters explore:
- Messages from Innovation Programme projects.
- Participation and co-production with disabled children and young people.
- Transition to adulthood.
- Safeguarding and child protection of disabled children and young people.
- A case study on working together for disabled children in Birmingham.
Aimed at: Strategic leaders; social work managers and practitioners working to support children and young people with SEND and/or disabilities.
Number of pages: 104
Product code: CH-EVR-002
Published: Dec 2015
The lived experiences of children, young people and families are a core element of the evidence that must inform our work, alongside research and practice expertise. Research demonstrates how vital it is to build upon meaningful direct engagement in case work to involve children and young people in decision-making and service design. The chapters in this review engage with the challenges and opportunities for building rights-based and relationship-based provision with children and young people.
Aimed at: Policymakers and senior colleagues across the children’s sector, as well as researchers and lobbyists.
Number of pages: 116
Product code: CH-EVR-001
Published: Nov 2015
The findings presented here provide a rich picture of SGO use in these particular cases in the selected LAs. When considered in conjunction with other research, they provide further information about how SGOs are being used in practice and the complexity of LA decision-making in relation to this.
Published: Jul 2014
Analysis and critical thinking are central to good practice in children’s services, whether assessing if a child has additional needs or proceeding with a complex child protection inquiry. The literature review examines analytical, critical and reflective thinking and writing in assessment, which is vital not only in social work but across a range of disciplines that work together to achieve the best possible outcomes for children, young people and their families.
Number of pages: 24
Product code: CH-LTR-002
Published: Jun 2014
This review on children and young people with harmful sexual behaviours deals with an issue that presents significant challenge to the sector. The findings of the review provide much needed evidence on what we know about effective interventions and the core elements of a good service response.
This review will be of particular value for those involved in commissioning and designing services; for anyone working in social care, health, education and criminal justice; and for those involved in professional training and development.
An open access download of the executive summary of this review is available.
Number of pages: 148
Product code: CH-RRV-015
Published: Mar 2014
This executive summary of the full Research Review, published May 2014, is concerned with children and young people who commit acts of sexual abuse or who harm others as a result of their sexual behaviours.
Number of pages: 8
Product code: CH-EXS-001
This research review explores the research and evidence around children’s experience of domestic violence and the role of multiagency service responses and interventions.
It includes findings on prevalence and patterns of abuse, effects on children’s development, and the interaction with parenting and children’s health and well-being, as well as looking at violence in young people’s intimate relationships.
Number of pages: 154
Product code: CH-RRV-014
It includes research and evidence around prevalence, effects on children’s development, the interaction with parenting and children’s health and well-being, and developing a responsive service.
Number of pages: 4
Product code: CH-SPT-007
This research review is essential reading for those leading work to safeguard children and young people.
It sets out a model of safeguarding for the 21st century looking at how safeguarding has changed, assessment of families, effective interventions and integrated working. It includes detailed recommendations at strategic, operational and practitioner level.
Number of pages: 134
Printed copy: CH-RRV-013
This summary of the research review, Safeguarding in the 21st century - where to now includes the key findings and recommendations on assessment, interventions such as relationship-based practice and supporting parenting, and ways of working to support more effective safeguarding.
Total number of pages: 4
Product code: CH-SPT-006