A joint report and roundtable on 10 March 2014 was hosted by the Alliance for Useful Evidence and the NSPCC, exploring how to use evidence to protect children from harm. This roundtable explored ways of using evidence to improve decision-making in policy and practice in the real world of child protection.

A report is to be written by the Alliance for Useful Evidence that will explore the themes and discussions raised in this event. A highly readable ‘think-piece’ report setting out the latest thinking and approaches to evidence uptake based on the seminar and NSPCC public literature, data and outputs – but without any jargon and with practical recommendations for the wider sector of child protection.

The event explored topics such as:

  • What is good (enough) evidence to inform policy, programmes and practice in child protection?
  • How do we get evidence-informed practice at the ‘frontline’ to support professional judgement, creativity and innovation in child protection?
  • How do you scale and replicate evidence-based programmes and practice? 

This event was invite-only, bringing together a small group of experts, researchers and practitioners in this field.

This event was hosted by the Alliance for Useful Evidence and NSPCC.

Monday 10th of March 2014
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Nesta, 1 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE

Speakers include

  • Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, Nesta
  • Lisa Harker, Director of Strategy and Evaluation, NSPCC
  • Leon Feinstein, Director of Evidence at the Early Intervention Foundation
  • Derek Myers, Chair of Shelter and former Chief Executive of Kensington and Hammersmith Council and SOLACE
  • Jeremy Hardie, Research Associate at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science