OUR PUBLICATIONS AND RESOURCES

We’re committed to sharing what we learn. On this page you’ll find our Lab reports, work we’ve published with our partners, and practice tools that can support you. 

 
 

Early Learning Communities Toolkit   

EARLY LEARNING COMMUNITIES TOOLKIT  

Tool  

The Toolkit is a resource to support local communities to develop an evidence-informed, co-designed strategy to improve children’s early learning outcomes. 

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Rapid Evidence Review

EARLY LEARNING COMMUNITIES TOOLKIT 

Tool 

A review of the national and international evidence about ‘what matters’ in promoting children’s early learning, as well as what the evidence says about ‘what works’. 

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Matching Children’s Needs and Services

CHILDRENCOUNT

Resource  

Are services meeting the needs of children? Our new report: Matching Children’s Needs and Services: A Case of Three Circles draws on a decade of data from 38,000 children and families to answer two fundamental questions: How much need is there in the population? Are services adequate to meet those needs?

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Using System Dynamics in Children’s Social Care

Resource 

The numbers of children and young people in care are rising across the country – placing pressure on local authorities, without necessarily improving outcomes for children. We’re sharing some of our early learning from this work in a new Insight Brief: Using System Dynamics in Children’s Social Care.

Our system dynamics work is supported by our collaborators at the Social Systems Design Lab at the Brown School of Social Work in St Louis.

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FNP ADAPT Interim Report   

FNP ADAPT

Project report  

The findings so far from FNP ADAPT– an ambitious pilot project attempting to adapt the way FNP is delivered in the UK through co-designed clinical and programme adaptations, evaluated using rapid cycle adaptation and testing methodology.  

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Emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Surrey  

DESIGNING THE RIGHT CARE TOGETHER

Project report  

This report outlines the insights from the engagement work with over 300 professionals, children/young people and their parents/carers from Surrey. Based on the learnings, the report provides recommendations for the redesign of the emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Surrey. 

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Emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Surrey  

DESIGNING THE RIGHT CARE TOGETHER

Video  

This video outlines the engagement work carried out in January 2019.

Surrey County Council and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

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ChildrenCount Scotland  

CHILDRENCOUNT

Data Portal  

This online portal contains data gathered from areas across Scotland who have implemented the ChildrenCount Wellbeing Survey capturing the needs of children and young people via self-report and parent-report.

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Edinburgh Skylight Crisis evaluation  

HOTHOUSES FOR INNOVATION

Project Report  

This evaluation report contains data, findings and lessons emerging from the three-year Progressing Towards Employment project, delivered by the Crisis Skylight Edinburgh team and funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

This report, and others currently in progress, are part of the wider work the Lab is doing with Crisis, as part of the Hothouses for Innovation project.

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A different approach to preventative CSE education  

MAKING  SAFESKILLS  EVALUATION READY

Project Report

SafeSkills, by Ariel Trust, is a skills-based child sexual exploitation prevention programme run in schools. This report focuses on Ariel Trust’s learning and evaluation programme for SafeSkills and presents initial findings from the first round of implementation.

Ariel Trust

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Investment in Children’s Services

EARLY ACTION

Project Report

This report provides an overview of the results from the financial mapping exercises of Renfrewshire’s children’s services. It forms part of the Early Action System Change Initiative, which seeks to redirect public expenditure towards co-designed activities with children and young people.

Renfrewshire Council, Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership and Engage Renfrewshire.

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Crisis Skylight South Yorkshire and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority partnership

HOTHOUSES FOR INNOVATION

Project Report

In 2017, the Lab conducted an independent evaluation of the partnership between Crisis Skylight South Yorkshire and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority. We took a mixed methods approach drawing on Crisis’ monitoring data as well as in-depth qualitative interviews with staff and service users.

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Employment Pathways at Crisis Skylight Coventry & Warwickshire

HOTHOUSES FOR INNOVATION

Project Report

In 2018, the Lab conducted an independent evaluation of the Employment Pathways project at Crisis Skylight Coventry & Warwickshire. We took a mixed methods approach drawing on Crisis’ monitoring data as well as in-depth qualitative interviews with staff and service users.

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Oxford Challenge Brief

HOTHOUSES FOR INNOVATION

Project Report

The Lab brought Crisis’ service users, staff and partners together to collectively define a priority challenge for the Hothouses for Innovation initiative. This briefing note captures the rich discussion and exercises that took places on the day.

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South Yorkshire Challenge Brief

HOTHOUSES FOR INNOVATION

Project Report

The Lab brought Crisis’ service users, staff and partners together to collectively define a priority challenge for the Hothouses for Innovation initiative. This briefing note captures the rich discussion and exercises that took places on the day.

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Edinburgh Challenge Brief

HOTHOUSES FOR INNOVATION

Project Report

The Lab brought Crisis’ service users, staff and partners together to collectively define a priority challenge for the Hothouses for Innovation initiative. This briefing note captures the rich discussion and exercises that took places on the day.

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