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The use of research evidence regarding ‘what works’ in local authority child protection systems and practice


23 Jun 2017

This report is the result of fieldwork with five local authorities exploring questions about the extent to which practice and systems are believed to be based on or informed by evidence of effectiveness.

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The local authorities were selected to reflect different locations, sizes and structures of authority as well as political leadership. Interviews were conducted with the lead member, commissioning lead and practice lead in each authority, and a focus group with practitioners in each authority was also conducted.

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