Evidence

The Review’s secretariat includes a small team of analysts and researchers who will ensure its recommendations are based on the best available evidence.

Evidence Group

The Review is supported by the Evidence Group. You can read more about the Evidence Group here.

Call for Advice

When the Review launched, Josh published a Call for Advice, to help shape the work of the Review. We have had over 900 responses, which have helped shape the early work of the Review.

You can read about early findings of the Call for Advice here and a summary of responses to the Call for Advice can be found in the ‘supporting evidence’ annex of the Case for Change.

Call for Evidence

In March 2021, Josh also launched a Call for Evidence to identify the wealth of existing evidence and research to help support the Review.

The Call for Evidence was open between 1 and 30 March and was primarily aimed at researchers and those delivering services which had been evaluated. We received over 200 responses, all of which have been considered when writing the Case for Change.

You can find a summary of responses to the Call for Evidence in the ‘supporting evidence’ annex of the Case for Change.

Partnering with What Works for Children’s Social Care

What Works for Children’s Social Care is the Review’s “what works” partner, they will support the review by producing and commissioning evidence summaries, rapid reviews and new analysis.

Ethnographic research with children and families who have experienced children’s social care

We are working with the Policy Lab to better understand the experiences of children and parents in receipt of social care services through undertaking an ethnography. This approach will include remote semi-structured interviews and video diaries, and will provide detailed insights into participants’ experiences to inform the review’s recommendations.