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Finding and using evidence in practice can take time, and yet, is so important to continuous learning and improvement of practice and services. The Evidence Search and Summary Service (ESSS) is a free service that has recently been launched to help people find and use evidence from research, practice and…
New research for the Children’s Commissioner for England, by the National Children’s Bureau and Research in Practice, has found recent sources of evidence reflecting the voice of children in care and care leavers, providing new insight into young people’s experience of the care system. The report identifies over 280 sources…
The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Iriss) have issued a call for inspirational examples of evidence in practice across Scotland's social services. They would like to capture and showcase how organisations are effectively supporting the translation of evidence into action. This could include structures, processes or supports…
This year has seen the publication of two reports highlighting the fact that dementia disproportionately affects women. (Alzheimer’s Disease International and Women and Dementia: a marginalised majority) Behind these important facts and figures are women’s stories. SCIE has been supporting Innovations in Dementia (IID) as part of a Joseph Rowntree…
An innovative project looking at how evidence can be used to enrich practice, based on research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) A Better Life programme, has released its findings. The project, which ran for one year in six sites across Wales and Scotland, focused on what matters to older…
This new policy paper from the University of Birmingham’s Health Services Management Centre argues that the NHS has become too dominated by quantitative and medically orientated notions of what constitutes valid evidence, and suggests there needs to be a shift in focus from services to outcomes. The concepts of personal…
This event celebrates the launch of Social Welfare at the British Library, a new free online service offering a single point of access to our vast print and digital collections on social welfare and social policy. This conference explored issues such as the use of evidence in health policy; the…