Reducing Parental Conflict National Conference

This event took place on Thursday 21 March. This event was open to Reducing Parental Conflict (RPC) Coordinators and SPOCs only. The conference provided an opportunity for those in SPOC and Coordinator roles to celebrate progress made over the past year of the RPC programme and share learning to inform future work.    The agenda for the […]

EIF maturity matrix: Maternity and early years

The EIF maternity and early years maturity matrix has been developed to support local areas to take a system-wide approach to improving outcomes for children and families. It is a self-assessment tool to support local partners to understand the position on early childhood intervention, identify areas for improvement, and work together to deliver positive change. […]

10 steps for evaluation success

This guide sets out the 10 steps along the evaluation journey from a good idea into an intervention that ‘works’. Along the way, it offers explainers, tips and links to additional how-to resources on all the stages of evaluation maturity, including theory of change and logic models, feasibility studies, pilot evaluations, impact assessments, and the […]

Developing a good theory of change

This short video introduces our 10 steps to evaluation success, and answers a set of questions about a theory of change: what is it, why does it matter, and how to use scientific findings to test the assumptions about how an intervention is designed to work. Developing a good theory of change Early intervention is […]

Service and practice models

How services are organised can directly influence the children and families receiving those services and failures can have devasting consequences

For the NHS, data saves lives, in the children’s sector, data is an afterthought

Is data the first thing you think of when you consider how to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children and families in the country? It might not be. Data is often sidelined because we think data is simply numbers, facts and depersonalised information that is difficult to access and interpret. But good quality […]

Guidance for the sector on evidence-based working: the National Framework and Practice Guides 

Following the Department for Education’s publication of the new Children’s Social Care National Framework, our Deputy Chief Executive Donna Molloy explains how we are working to support the Framework through the creation of evidence-based Practice Guides for leaders and decision makers.  Last week, the Department for Education published the Children’s Social Care National Framework, an important […]