Site run by and for young people in care. Provides an example
Article 12 in Scotland is a young person led network working
to promote young people's participation and
Charity representing views of children and young people.
Reports on recent research, campaigns and examples of what
has happened when young people have had their voices heard.
Carnegie Young People's Initiative
Organisation committed to promoting young people's participation
in policy making. Fact sheets on effective involvement of
children and young people. Publications, resource lists and
Web based newspaper produced by children and young people.
Story library of past articles, information about the paper,
and citizenship resources for teachers and youth workers.
An alliance of over 180 organisations committed to promoting
children's human rights. Participation section provides guidance
on involving children and young people, and an extensive resource
Rights Information Network:
Participation of children in decision making
Global network disseminating information about the Convention
on the Rights of the Child. This section contains links to
various international organisations working in the fields
of children's participation in
Purpose: Young people section
Independent citizenship organisation
with young people's section including real life stories, information
about government and politics focusing specifically on
issues realating to young people (e.g.youth offending).
Consultation with Children and Young People in Relevant Aspects
of Policy-Making and Legislation in Scotland www.scottish.parliament.uk/
Document published in conjunction with the Scottish Parliament
on improving consultations based upon literature reviews.
Provides information about setting up and sustaining school
councils. Step by step guides to setting up school councils
and resource packs for use with children and young people.
listing the work of the UKYP, discussion forums and links
to local youth parliaments.
Foundation for Educational Research
" The overall mission of NFER is to contribute to improving
education and training nationally and internationally by undertaking
research, development and dissemination activities and by
providing information services"
Research Alliance for Children & Youth
collaboration of resarchers, policy makers and practitioners
aiming to improve the future for Australia's children and
young people. Provides information on current projects which
include developing a research agenda, planning a national
clearing house to make links between research and its practical
implications, and an integrated data network.
Children’s Charity with interest in using research in practice.
The 'What Works' series of publications are available via
This site provides access to material previously produced
by the Centre for Evidence-Based Social Services (CEBSS) which
ceased operations on 31st October 2004. The
site aims to provide a one-stop resource of key research findings
from critically appraised social care research. The material
covered spans the broad range of functions that Social Services
now perform and is designed to be of use to both users and
providers of services. Separate sections include online web
training and information about accessing social care material.
There is a skills section allowing you to develop your skills
for evidence-based practice and decision-making.
Cochrane Child Health Field
Works to produce clinically relevant, methodologically rigorous
systematic reviews in child health, and promote the dissemination
and utilisation of evidence in decision making affecting the
health and well-being of children around the world.
Funded by the Economic Social Research Council, this site
contains a wide variety of evidence-based material on policy
and practice in the social sciences, including a list of research
databases and provides a forum for debate on Evidence Based
Policy and Practice.
Provides research evidence available on a free,
searchable online registry.
Focusing on systematic reviews on the effectiveness of public
health and health promotion interventions. All the reviews
on the online registry are screened for relevance and appraised
A partnership between seven English Universities and local
authorities, and promotes evidence based practice through
workshops, the development of training materials and the preparation
of Quality Protects guidelines.
Promising Practices Network (PPN) web site highlights programs
and practices that credible research indicates are effective
in improving outcomes for children, youth, and families. The
information offered is organized around three major areas:
Proven and Promising Programs, Research in Brief, and Strengthening
initiative of the Association of Directors of
Social Services organisation set up to promote evidence-based
practice in social care and
currently working with a network of over 65 childcare
agencies. Searchable evidence bank open to all including
summaries (brief appraisals) of key reviews
and published research in practice research reviews available
Free online databases
Medical Journal (BMJ) www.bmj.com
All articles published in the journal since 1994 may be viewed
on line. The journal may be searched by subject or author.
Campbell Collaboration (C2) www.campbellcollaboration.org
Aims to do for social care what Cochrane has done for medicine.
The C2 library contains the C2 RIPE Register of Systematic
Reviews of Interventions and Policy Evaluation. The library
also contains the C2-SPECTR, the Campbell Social, Psychological,
Education and Criminological trials registry, which can be
searched for abstracts of randomized and seemingly randomized
a free online social sciences research resource
The internet version of Medline, the best-known biomedical
database. References 4000 international journals. Coverage
includes nursing and allied health.
Provides summaries of all their funded studies.
Reviews of Childhood Injury Prevention Interventions
An easy-to-use website with evidence on child accident prevention.
Focus on both intentional and unintentional injuries.
Archives of Disease in Childhood focuses on all aspects of
child health and disease from the perinatal period through
to adolescence. Published monthly, and with international
coverage, ADC includes
peer reviewed material of a high standard.
The Bandolier website provides a wide range of accurate and
pre-screened information on most aspects of health care services
from an evidence based perspective.
This compendium provides a summary of the best available evidence
on a range of common clinical interventions.
Health Online is produced by the Health Research and Education
Foundation Ltd. The Foundation is a health promotion charity
Foundation aims to provide information and resource tools
that enable people to keep up-to-date with reliable, evidence-based
information. The Foundation promotes research literacy, and
individual and community use of high quality research.
A key goal is to promote the accessibility of health information
from the Cochrane Collaboration, and based on Cochrane reviews
and other reliable
research on the effects of health care. The Foundation is
working with translation partners to identify resources to
assist in the translation of Informed Health Online into major
INVOLVE - promoting public involvement in NHS, public health
and social care research.
Electronic Library for Health
site contains numerous useful links to research databases
and other resources. In addition to linking to the Cochrane
library and the Electronic Library for Social Care and Clinical
Evidence there are also links to the Department of Health
and to the Public Health Electronic Library www.phel.
gov.uk , developed by the Health Development Agency, aiming
to provide knowledge on promoting health, preventing disease
and reducing health
inequalities. The library contains a specialist subsection
on Child Health and Paediatrics at
Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD)
at the University of York. This contains links to DARE and
the NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHSEED)
(Turning Research into Practice)
Searches over 55 websites of high-quality ‘evidence-based’
health information such as the journals BMJ, NEJM, Bandolier,
and sites such as CRD.
Inequalities in health
Social Research Unit
This is a social research unit aiming to "improve outcomes
for vulnerable children". It looks at areas of children's
development and services. it is fairly specific but very up-to-date.
Family and Parenting Institute.
National Charity funded by the government to provide a strong
national focus on parenting and families in the 21st century.
NCB has produced a useful publication by Celia Smith called
‘Developing Parenting Programmes’
and another by Roger Grimshaw and Christine McGuire called
‘Evaluating Parenting Programmes.
A study of stakeholders’ views’.
Parenting Support & Education Forum.
A national umbrella organisation for
people who work with parents. The forum is involved in
national occupational standards for this sector.
Offers support for parents through a free helpline and parenting
issues on the website.
The Cochrane library can be freely accessed through the National
Electronic Library for Health (NELH). The Cochrane Database
of Systematic Reviews provides summaries of systematic reviews
that have been checked for good quality. Reviews carried out
by the Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems Group
are the most relevant to social care covering developmental
and psychosocial problems of childhood and adolescense. When
you search the Cochrane Library you can simultaneously also
search the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness
(DARE), which provides structured abstracts of pre-appraised
reviews, the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register and the Cochrane
Review Methodology Database.
This compendium provides a summary of the best available
evidence on a range of common clinical interventions.
a free, online registry of systematic reviews on the effectiveness
of public health and health promotion interventions. All reviews
are appraised for quality: users can see whether reviews are
weak, moderate or strong.
School food schemes
on starting, evaluating and funding your breakfast club. Funded
by Kellogg’s with NPI and Education Extra they produce example
questionnaires for parents, teachers and kids, information
on their programmes and grant small awards to start up or
support breakfast clubs.
a campaign to increase consumption of fruit and vegetables
called Gimme 5.
Child Poverty Action Group
contained within the Food Poverty Network. They have published
work on the uptake and nutritional quality of free school
meals, which may be of interest.
government provides information on its own fruit and breakfast
an association of out-of-hours school clubs.
interested in breakfast schemes and have information and advice
Food and Farming Alliance
Aims to provide information and advise on improving food access,
as does their sister organisation the Food Poverty Network.
They publish a food poverty project publication, "Making
links: A toolkit for local food projects" which offers
advice to organisations wishing to begin local food distribution
Nutrition Action Groups
healthy food in schools, and are supported by the Health Education
available from the Electronic Library for Social Care.
Indexes books, reports, articles and research papers relevant
to social work and social care published in English around
of Health Publications
This website has many full text articles and publications
from the Department of Health Social Care Group
Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).
Provides access to resources supporting those working in social
care and using services. Also links to Social Care Online.
Policy Research Unit
at York University provides details of studies conducted in
the field of disability.
Office of Research and Development for Health and Social Care
This site contains summaries of all research studies funded
by the Wales Office of Research and Development.
Accident Prevention Trust
A charity for the prevention of children
being killed, disabled and seriously injured as a result of
information about ‘home zones’ and how to establish one in
is an initiative of the Countryside Agency.
for information about , a charity for
the victims of road crash accidents.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
for information about The Royal
Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). This site
provides comprehensive information about interventions to
reduce accident rates.
The Slower Speeds Initiative
campaigns for lower and better enforced speed limits, higher
profile for speed reduction initiatives, development of speed
control technology, changes in the law to allow conviction
of speeding drivers who kill and maim
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
major British CBT organisation with over 3500 members. Details
of training events
Royal College approved CPD events). Accreditation via BABCP
and Registration are available.
training materials available for download, plus a range of
copyright-free CBT self-help materials for use free of charge
by health care practitioners.
Office Publications www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/
The Home Office website publications pages contain summaries
and full text of studies related to crime and the criminal
justice system, (including youth offending), substance abuse,
homelessness, asylum seekers and other Home Office issues.
College of Psychiatrists
an online resource for CBT