15 Jul 2016
An introduction to evidence-informed practice from Research in Practice.
These film clips are based on mock cross-examination scenarios where a judge, a barrister for the family and a local authority social worker act out issues that might arise when using research in written and oral evidence given in court. It relates to a case involving domestic abuse and the proposed placement of six siblings in separate placements.
The local authority social worker describes the case and his role.
Evidencing own expertise
The local authority social worker is asked about his qualifications and areas of expertise.
Coping with cross-examination - research on domestic abuse
The local authority social worker is questioned on the research used in his report regarding domestic abuse and its applicability to the case.
Coping with cross-examination - research on sibling placement
The local authority social worker is questioned on the plan to separate siblings in placement, exploring the research on sibling placement, permanency and the practical difficulties.
Coping with cross-examination - using jargon
The local authority social worker is questioned on terms from research used in the report.
Coping with cross-examination - difficult questions
This mock scenario stresses the importance of using research purposefully and in context.
Local authorities and service providers are finding cost-effective ways of working with local communities to utilise skills and knowledge for mutual benefit. These assets-based approaches to developing new services are helping to empower residents and change the relationship between citizen and state.
This short film illustrates three different examples of successful co-production in practice, including:
- How social workers are working with people to identify and make the most of their individual assets.
- The Syrian Kitchen project in Leeds, a council-enabled skills swap that is having a profound impact in the local community.
- How a social care provider in Wales has been working with older people to make small but significant changes to services in order to provide better support for emotional as well as physical wellbeing.
Dr Chris Hall, Durham University talks about the benefits of academics doing collaborative research with practitioners.
Professor Harriet Ward, Centre for Child and Family Research, explores the long-term consequences on children's life chances of decisions made by practitioners and family courts.
This short film walks you through some of our resources. In this video, we discuss our resource pack, Evidence Matters in Family Justice.
Dr Rory Gallagher explains the purpose of the Behavioural Insights Team and how they try to support change by making it easy. He talks about some findings from their work that showed how small changes to systems could have a significant impact on people's behaviour and engagement.
Research in Practice Director, Dez Holmes, talks about the importance of evidence-informed practice.
Dr Hilde Hendrickx, Unilever UK and Ireland, introduces the Five Levers for Change model that is used by Unilever to help consumers change their behaviour in ways that will help to improve their hygiene and home care.
Professor Charles Abraham, University of Exeter Medical School, talks about what needs to be taken into consideration to promote behaviour change, and how an Information, Motivation and Behaviour Skills model can help to facilitate this. He discusses the learning from his involvement with the Project Help behaviour change scheme.
Mike Benaim, Assistant Director, Children's Specialist Services, London Borough of Wandsworth and Rachel Egan, Assistant Director, Commissioning and Performance, Birmingham City Council, talk about the benefits that being a Research in Practice partner has for their agencies.