What Works for Children?
Evidence Guide: Anintroduction to finding, judging and using research findings on what works for children and young people.
The Evidence Network, a joint initiative between Barnardo's, the University of York and City University, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - London: City University
Available online at: http://www.staff.city.ac.uk/%7Era633/docs/tools/evguide%20guide%20WEB.pdf
“…….This guide provides an introduction to finding, judging and using research regarding the management and care of children and young people. Following the approach outlined here practitioners can take steps towards ensuring that services offered to children, young people and their families are based on the best available research evidence….”
What is evidence-based practice?
Why is it important to children and parents using services?
What kind of research evidence is most useful?
How can adopting an evidence-based approach to practice make a difference?
Finding and using the evidence
Step 1: Formulate an answerable question
Step 2: Search for Evidence
Step 3: Appraise the evidence
Step 4: Apply the evidence to your practice
Step 5: Evaluate your practice
Some worked examples
Implementing evidence-based practice in your service
Appendix: Brief guide to websites useful for finding evidence in child public health and welfare
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