• By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Thursday 02nd January, 2014
Standards of Evidence

Standards, standards, everywhere

We have standards in many walks of life – for hygiene in restaurants, for quality in manufacturing, for proficiency amongst professionals. People or organisations meeting the standards are known to be ‘sound’ or good. Equally, such standards serve as a guide to others who aspire to reach that level of quality.In the children's services field we are seeing the emergence of a n…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Thursday 14th November, 2013
Cost BenefitEuropeInterventionsStandards of Evidence

Prevention in Paris

This week sees Paris host the 4th Annual Conference of the European Society for Prevention Research. As an islander Brit, your centre of gravity changes when you hop across the Channel. The railway station departures board shows trains heading to cities in countries as diverse as Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain and Switzerland. It’s a useful reminder that there is life beyond the…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Tuesday 08th October, 2013
Intervention SpecificityStandards of Evidence

Why innovation and evidence-based programmes are perfect bedfellows

One of the strongest pushbacks against evidence-based programmes like those listed on Investing in Children comes from people who are concerned that a focus on proven interventions will suck up all the oxygen and suffocate innovations.Large international franchises like Incredible Years, Triple P and PATHS will dominate the field and exciting, small-scale, local innovations developed in real-world…

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