Research, policy and practice

Quality Assurance

The attention to, and demand for stronger linkages between research, policy and practice are increasing, especially in fields concerned with sensitive and challenging issues.

Also, in this era of evidence-based policy and practice, the relationship between research, policy and practice is widely acknowledged and embraced by many, if not most researchers, policymakers, front line service managers and practitioners. 

The Council for Disabled Children and its host, the National Children's Bureau, support this and are continually evaluating the quality of it's programmes. CDC also understands the importance of how policy, practice and learning should be shared to inform delivery partners and others to drive improvements in all our work with children, parents and young people. 

Click here to access the new Minimum Standards for Information Advice and Support Services,  published September 2018. 

Click here to access good practice in IAS services and the Contact national helpline, first published January 2019.

Click here to access the Deep Dive report of current practice challenges & solutions in IAS services, published February 2019. 

Click here to access short learning examples highlighting the leadership and strategic work of IAS service managers (or service lead officers) supported and funded by the IAS programme.

Click here to access our phase two IASSN measures data report, highlighing service user feedback and an analysis of SENDIASS mentions within Ofsted reports.

Click here to access our review of children and young people’s mental health and its impact on IAS services and accompanying case studies.