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The Children's Research Programme at the Unit is led by Mary Baginsky. In addition to completed COVID-related work, she works with Carl Purcell on school involvement in child protection, the subject of a 2022 book. Two evaluations are being conducted for What Works for Children's Social Care. Earlier, the Unit conducted evaluations of Signs of Safety. A new leadership programme in children's social work was evaluated by Jo Moriarty, Nicole Steils and colleagues.
Comparing England and Wales.
A three-year ESRC study.
A What Works commission focusing on an intervention developed in Gloucestershire.
A What Works commission examining added literacy support in secondary schools.
A study funded by ESRC/KCL focusing on schools. (Report, December 2020)
A rapid consultation for Nuffield Family Justice Observatory. (Report, December 2020)
Children's social care in lockdown. ESRC/KCL funding. (Report, July 2020)
We evaluated a new leadership programme for managers in children's services.
Implementation of Signs of Safety varied markedly across local authorities...
Signs of Safety aims to improve the quality of direct social work with children and families.
Informing policy debates on the health and social care workforce.
Our core work, and other studies.
Unit reports and peer-reviewed journal articles.
Unit staff – their research interests, current projects, and publications.