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New store of evidence for social care professionals launched.

The What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care has launched a new evidence library providing reliable and easy access to information on effective social care interventions.

The library currently comprises 11 evidence reviews 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 but more will follow as the centre develops.

Sir Alan Wood, Chair of the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care said: ‘Good evidence of what works in children social care – the ‘What, when and how’ of effective practice is very limited. Ensuring social workers have access to relevant and reliable evidence in a timely fashion is a prime priority for the What Works Centre for Children's Social Care.

‘The Evidence Store is a significant start in analysing and bringing forward the information and evidence social workers can trust and rely on. We are opening the Evidence Store with a first tranche of evidence and very quickly we will be adding to it with new research and reviews, adding to the depth and breadth of knowledge available to the sector.’

Access to the Evidence Store can be found here.