• By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Monday 13th October, 2014
Standards of Evidence

Standards of evidence - helpful or a hindrance?

If I want to buy a new washing machine or TV, the first thing I do is check out Which? magazine for a review of the best buys. I don't think of looking anywhere else. I trust what they say. Their reviews makes it easy to compare one product with another and find one that meets my requirements. It is a shame there isn't something like this for commissioners and policy makers in children's services.…

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  • 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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