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What Works ‘Change Projects’ show early signs of promise

Posted on 20 August 2019 by Lowri Stevens

Two new pilot ‘What Works for Children’s Social Care‘ projects have released their interim reports. The first project has placed social workers in schools in three local authorities in England and is showing early signs of improving inter-agency working and building more collaborative relationships with children, young people and families. Social workers have been embedded
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CASCADE report on shared decision making published

Posted on 12 July 2019 by Lowri Stevens

What is good practice in meetings between professionals and families? Today What Works for Children’s Social Care published its latest report.  The rapid realist review, conducted by CASCADE, provides guidance on good practice in decision making meetings.  The research summarises the evidence on shared decision-making meetings and how to meaningfully involve families in order to
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Storm in a coffee cup?

Posted on 5 July 2019 by Lowri Stevens

A blog by Professor Donald Forrester When I first heard that the What Works Centre (WWC) was going to study the impact of free, high quality coffee and tea I thought it was a really, really stupid idea. Maybe not up there with electing Trump President, but certainly one of the stupidest research ideas I
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Aimee Cummings and Dr Dawn Mannay standing at a podium

‘Family and Community’ project launched

Posted on 20 March 2019 by Lowri Stevens

The online resource hub aims to support families and communities

Yesterday saw the launch of the Welsh Government funded ‘Family and Community’ project in Cardiff. The online hub features on the ExChange Wales website, a CASCADE project which disseminates research accessibly to those in the social care sector.
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