Groups

Alongside the Experts by Experience Board the review is supported by two groups that will advise the review. Members of the Experts by Experience Board will also sit on both of these groups.

Evidence group

The Evidence Group will bring together a range of research perspectives and experts in children’s social care to ensure the review’s approach is evidence-informed. The group will operate in an advisory capacity, adding their own insight and views to the work of the review.

The Group will be responsible for:

  1. Advising on the most appropriate research and analytical methods to use throughout the review.
  2. Surfacing evidence gaps, and, where appropriate, advising on how these should be filled to input into the review.
  3. Stress test the theory of change, impact and costs of emerging recommendations.

You can read the full terms of reference and membership of the group here.

Design group

The Design Group will reflect the range of public services already working to provide children with safety and stability, as well as those with other relevant expertise. The group will operate in an advisory capacity, adding their own insight and views to the work of the review.

The Group will be responsible for:

  1. Helping the review capture the views of those currently delivering parts of the system.
  2. Testing and refining emerging findings throughout the review.
  3. Guiding the review on its overall approach to designing recommendations.

You can read the full terms of reference and membership of the group here.