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Evidence in social work: the unfinished and flawed agenda

Policy makers and commissioners alike want to identify best evidence. The argument goes that the application of empirical evidence should promote better policies, improved services and the more efficient use of resources, but it has often been difficult to harness the ‘right’ evidence. This is true of social work as of other policy areas, writes Dr Mary Baginsky.

How evidence can help the UK’s economic growth

In this guest blog Professor Jonathan Shepherd explores how increasing public and third sector investment in crime and justice and education research will increase economic growth.

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