Thematic reports: Evaluation of Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme

These thematic reports summarise evidence from across the projects about innovation in children’s social care. They are designed to support future innovation in children’s social care in local authorities and other providers, by promoting learning across the sector.

What have we learned about good social work systems and practice in children’s social care? pdf

Adolescent service change and the edge of care pdf

Child sexual exploitation and mental health pdf

Systemic conditions for innovation in children’s social care pdf

The Rees Centre was the Evaluation Co-ordinator for the programme during Wave 1.

The first Wave of the Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme (2014-2016) received a major investment of £100m in 57 projects and their evaluations.

Evaluations were undertaken by 22 evaluation teams. The DfE is publishing these reports on the DfE Publications website.  Two-page summaries of the individual project evaluations, designed to engage the interest of a wider community, are available on the Spring consortium website.



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