The What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care has launched an evidence store for social care professionals, pulling together evidence about the effectiveness of different interventions to support informed decisions in policy making and service design.

The store launched with 11 summaries on a range of interventions and practice areas, including Foster and Kinship Care Support, Family Drug and Alcohol Courts, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Prevention of Child Mental Illness, Solution-focused Brief Therapy, Kinship Care, Intensive Family Preservation, and Mellow Parenting programmes.

More resources are already in the pipeline and will become available in the coming months. The 11 reviews have been conducted by the Centre’s research partner, CASCADE. Each review pulls together all the studies available on each intervention, globally and in the UK, to make sure we provide the fullest and most accurate picture of the evidence.


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