has provided training seminars and events for practitioners to increase
awareness of research informed practice and to provide practical
support and advice on how best to do this. Between 2001 and 2005
we also provided in house training to the 6 Children's Fund Programmes
with whom we worked as part of the project. For current training
or to download the
Barnardo's Evidence Guide order form, click here.
11th December 2006
priorities in the new world of childrens services: seminar
for research funders and research users
seminar was hosted by SCIE, the Social Care Institute for Excellence.
Representatives of research funding and commissioning bodies along
with managers, planners and commissioners responsible for developing
services in the new Childrens Trusts arrangements were invited
to explore what research evidence is needed to inform the development
of childrens services.
12th September and Leeds, 12th October 2006
works for children?: A seminar for managers, planners and commissioners
in the new world of children's services.
These events will explore how research evidence can be used to inform
the development of children's services. They aim to facilitate discussion
about the areas of practice where practitioners would like to see
more research. The discussions follow on from our review of the
research priorities of social care practitioners in the UK (see
Studies Institute, London, 7 March 2005
works for children?: Using evidence to improve practice in children's
hosted a conference to address the development of evidence-based
practice in the provision of effective children's services. The
event was attended by practitioners, policy analysts, researchers
and intermediaries in children's services and academics working
on evidence-based practice. Keynote presenters included Professor
Norman Glass (on Sure Start) and Maggie Jones (JRF) on funders'
perspectives. Workshops profiled practical examples and approaches
to using evidence in practice and policy in children's services.
Conference – Congress Centre, London, 22 June 2004
and What Matters?
workshops on were held on 'Using Research in Practice' and ran a
stand displaying the range of WWfC resources at this conference.
There were 25 participants at the workshops, during which participants
discussed their own barriers to using research evidence and raised
other important issues.
Services for Disabled
one day conference focussing on what works for providing services
to disabled children and their families. Speakers included: Professor
Tricia Sloper from the Social Policy Research Unit at the University
of York, Katy Barton (Care Co-ordination Network), Katie Clarke
(Calderdale Parent and Carers Council), Jan Morrison (Barnardo's),
Jacqueline Winstanley (Access and Inclusion Manager) and Issy Cole-Hamilton
(Children’s Play Council).
11th April 2003
what evidence do you have to support that view?' Finding information
to help decision making
half-day workshop for Children’s Fund Programme staff in Calderdale,
Doncaster, Leeds, Barnsley, York and Wakefield.
offending amongst children and young people: What works?
one day conference, aimed at practitioners, brought together researchers
from What Works for Children? and Barnardo’s to present research
findings on effective and less effective interventions for reducing
offending amongst young people. The afternoon workshops provided
practitioners with an opportunity to identify their current use
of research evidence and to begin to identify those factors needed
to successfully implement research evidence into practice within
their organisations. One of the outputs of this exercise has been
a review on
Offending in Children and Young People: What Works?
26th June 2002
Works for Children with Behavioural Difficulties? - How to Read
Works for Children organised this one day training seminar at the
University of York, for Children's Fund managers and other practitioners.
The day provided participants with an introduction to "evidence
based" methodologies, whilst also offering the opportunity
to work through and critically appraise specific articles in the
field of child mental health.
Role of Research Evidence in the Children's Fund
50 managers and practitioners from eight Children’s Fund (CF) authorities
met at this workshop. The focus of the day was to share approaches
and discuss how research evidence might be used in the development
of CF programmes.
particular interest were the concerns raised by participants including:
research evidence might be relevant to local areas and their
concern that research could stifle innovation.
if national and local policies conflict with research evidence?
about how research is presented and the need for more accessible
versions in terms of language and medium.
feedback received has helped guide our work, and we have since addressed
some of the issues identified via the resources offered on this