Is there a place for Randomized Control Trials in social care? What measures should we use to evaluate neglect services? How do we translate evidence into useful tools for practitioners? Is evidence important in children protection? What does good “evidence” look like?

On the 23rd March the Alliance for Useful Evidence and the NSPCC launched ‘Knowing How to Protect: Using Research Evidence to Prevent Harm to Children’ – a joint report that looks at the importance of evidence in child protection and includes recommendations about what good evidence looks like, and how we can improve the overall quality of evidence in the sector.

The reception also launched the NSPCC’s new ‘Impact and Evidence Hub’, a newly developed space to engage the sector in conversations around evidence based practice, share learning and contribute to the What Works agenda.

The NSPCC's ambition is to create a dynamic and interactive hub that tackles the big questions facing child protection and social care today, drawing not just on the learning of the NSPCC but on the thousands of voices in child protection and social care who have contributed to developing evidence based practice in the sector.

You can download the report here.

Monday 23rd of March 2015
6:00pm - 8:30pm

London, N1 9AG

Speakers include

  • Peter Wanless, Chief Executive, NSPCC
  • Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, Nesta
  • Dez Holmes, Director, Research in Practice
  • Leon Feinstein, Director of Evidence, Early Intervention Foundation