What Works For Children in care 

The What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care has published two reports concerning research into safely reducing the number of children in care in the UK. A systematic scoping review investigates existing evidence across eight intervention types, identifying any gaps in research knowledge. A further report reviews the effectiveness of the Signs of Safety (SoS) framework for child protection practice in reducing the number of children entering and re-entering care.

Source: What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care  Date: 14 November 2018

Further informationMapping the evidence about what works to safely reduce the number of children and young people in statutory care: a systematic scoping review (PDF)

Signs of safety: findings from a mixed-methods systematic review focussed on reducing the need for children to be in care (PDF)

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