Research in children's social care practice

Research interest Group

This group meets quarterly and reviews research proposals, agrees research and publishes the learning to staff, to support evidence-informed practice. It is made up of social workers, heads of service and organisational development representatives.

Research governance

We encourage research by our staff and students on our various qualification programmes as well as interest in issues of particular interest. External research projects are welcomed where they can support evidence informed practice.

All research proposals are welcomed. Pilot research guidance and application form for children's social care (122KB - DOC) 

Published research

Links to published research with Southwark's involvement appears below:

The pre-proceedings process for families on the edge of care

Looked after children and offending

Keeping children safe: allegations concerning the abuse or neglect of children in care

Southwark social care research repository

The research repository is available for council staff. Contact us to find out more.

Research resources and tools

Research in Practice - free to sign up for Council staff

NCPCC research and resources page - for everybody

Last updated: 23 December 2015