The Alliance for Useful Evidence champions the use of evidence in social policy and practice. 

The Alliance is a UK-wide network that promotes the use of high quality evidence to inform decisions on strategy, policy and practice. We do this through advocacy, publishing research, sharing ideas and advice, and holding events and training. If you are interested in the use of evidence in policy making, then you should join our free network of over 3,500 individuals across the world.

Latest news

Scottish Evidence Summit

The Alliance is partnering with IRISS to host a discussion, on the 23rd January 2018, with leaders across social care services around how to increase the use of evidence in policy and practice. This invitation-only event will convene leaders and influencers from major practitioner, policy and professional bodies with an interest in the adoption and use of high-quality evidence across their organisations and sectors.


Developing the new What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care

At the National Children and Adult Services conference in Bournemouth this morning, 12th October 2017, the Minister for Children and Families announced the Government’s commissioning of a consortium to develop and incubate a new What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care.  We’re delighted that Nesta and its Alliance for Useful Evidence (AUE) will be leading the consortium, with support from the Social Care Institute for ExcellenceFutureGov and Traversum.

Read more on the blog.

Previous events

Evidence Declaration for Professional Bodies

On 7 November, the Alliance and Professor Jonathan Shepherd hosted a breakfast roundtable event for leaders and heads of professional bodies to sign a public evidence declaration signalling commitment to quality evidence use and practice within their organisations.

Tuesday 7th of November 2017
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

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Evidence Works 2016

Highlights from Evidence Works 2016: A Global Forum for Government

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