ERIC Number: EJ1132442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Sector-Led Improvement in Children's Services: A Lever for Evidence-Informed Practice?
Holmes, Dez; Brookes, Carole
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v10 n4 p513-525 Nov 2014
The drive for sector-led improvement within children's services has a more prominent place in improving outcomes for children and young people than ever before. Concurrently, the imperative to access and utilise evidence to inform practice has become increasingly important, enabling scarce resources to be allocated according to "what works". This paper examines features of the current model of sector-led improvement and evidence-informed practice, demonstrating that there is an undeniable congruence between the two. The role of intermediary organisations is considered. The paper concludes that sector-led improvement cannot be effectively achieved without an underpinning understanding of, and access to, robust evidence.
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