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 3000 individuals across the world.

Latest news

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.



We are hiring – Senior or Principal Research and Evaluation Advisor

The Alliance for Useful Evidence is looking for an Advisor with expertise in impact evaluations and research relevant to practice and policy. The Advisor will work with the Director and other colleagues in incubating a ground-breaking new evidence centre relevant to social care, children and families. The Advisor will assist in managing an external consortium of researchers; making sure that the synthesis of research and creation of new trials and evidence is useful for social workers, and meets the highest standards of evidence. Find out more.

Deadline for applications is 29th October 2017.

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Upcoming events

Evidence Declaration for Professional Bodies

On 7 November, the Alliance and Professor Jonathan Shepherd will host a breakfast roundtable event for leaders and heads of professional bodies to sign a public evidence declaration that will signal 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 8:30am - 10:30am

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What Works Network Open Day

On 24 October, the Cabinet Office and the Alliance for Useful Evidence are hosting an invitation-only seminar for the existing What Works Network and early-stage centres.

Tuesday 24th of October 2017
Nesta, 58 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DS 9:45am - 1:00pm

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