Using evidence in children’s services
the social research unit at Dartington
DARTINGTON LONDON GLASGOW
Louise Morpeth
Co-director
www.dartington.org.uk
Better outcomes for children through research,
development and dissemination
Evidence 2 Success
£171 million
£22m targeted
26% of children with high need
(n = 2176)
74% of children have low/no need
(n = 6283)
8% of children involved in systems
(n = 649)
66% of system-involved have few or no needs (n = 426)
34% of system-involved have high need (n = 223; 10.2% of
the total number of those with high need in the population)
90% of those with high need have no service contact
(n = 1953)
Total 9-15 sample of Perth and Kinross: n =8,459
http://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/4899/Evidence2Success
Reach of Systems: Any social work or addition education support services (9-15
yrs)
An argument for early intervention
21 On-line databases
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What does it mean to be ‘evidence-
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What does it mean to be ‘evidence-
www.blueprintprograms.or
www.investinginchildren.eu
Investing in Children
Providing free and independent advice on the
costs and benefits of competing investment
options in children’s services
 Does the evaluation quality
give confidence in the
claims?
Does the programme make a
positive difference to key
developmental outcomes?
Impact
Evaluation
Quality
Intervention
Specificity
System
Readiness
 Is the programme logical,
focused and practical?
Standards of Evidence
Is the programme
suitable for wide scale
delivery in children’s
services
Dartington Standards of Evidence
App
Helping organisations assess their
effectiveness
Moving interventions along the
innovation to impact pipeline
Standards of Evidence
Louise Morpeth
Co-Director, Social Research Unit
[email protected]
Twitter @LMorpeth
www.dartington.org.uk
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