What makes great social work
Each week we'll be posting blogs from professionals discussing, analysing and sharing insights into child abuse services and evaluation.
This week, Professor Donald Forrester explains how social work is about more than changing outcomes for children and families.
Preventing abuse in families facing adversity – a call for proposals
We're putting a call out for a literature review of what works in preventing parents facing adversity from going on to abuse or neglect their children.
Our aim is to bring together evidence with a focus on families experiencing parental mental health problems, alcohol or substance misuse or domestic abuse.
Closing date for applications: 18 November 2016
Taking an evidence-based approach to helping children
How we evaluate services
We choose the best approach for the question we're trying to answer – whether we're learning about something very innovative or something that's well developed.
What we've learnt
Our impact and evidence series presents findings from our evaluations and research into what works in preventing child abuse.
What we're doing
We test our services for effectiveness so that we can make sure they're the best they can be.
Sharing what works
Read our latest research, leaflets, guidance and evaluations that share what we've learned from our services for children and families.
Our evaluation toolkit
Tools for measuring outcomes
We want to share our experiences of using standardised measures in our evaluations so that we can help others who are looking at evaluation methods.
Ethics and guidance
To ensure that all our research is ethical we have detailed guidance and all our studies have to be approved by our Research Ethics Committee.
How we report concerns
We've developed guidance based on existing policies and procedures for our evaluators on when to report concerns and how.
Impact and evidence insights
Each week we'll be posting insights from professionals about evaluation methods, issues and experiences in child abuse services and prevention.
Find out about evaluations by other organisations.
Visit our library for a list of websites that provide information and guidance about evaluations.