Using evidence to improve young lives


London lecture on place-based reform

The Social Research Unit at Dartington and the NSPCC co-hosted a lecture in London on ‘Building capacity in communities to support children and families: The importance of science’, delivered by Professor Frank Oberklaid.

24 June 2014 , Wimpole Street, London

‘How to’ training for Better Evidence for a Better Start

As part of The Social Research Unit at Dartington’s support package for the 15 shortlisted A Better Start sites, we hosted a training session on the ‘how to’ modules on the 22nd November 2013, 10am-4pm at the Park Plaza hotel in Leeds.

22 November 2013 , Park Plaza Hotel, Leeds

Second convening with LankellyChase Foundation on severe and multiple disadvantage

On 16th-18th October, the Social Research Unit at Dartington held the second in a series of convenings to find new ways of addressing severe and multiple disadvantage faced by young people.

16 October 2013 , Cumberland Lodge, Windsor.

Introductory training to the Better Evidence for a Better Start process

On the 9th of September 2013, the Social Research Unit at Dartington hosted its first introductory training event for the BEBS shortlisted sites. The training took place in London at the St. Brides Foundation.

09 September 2013 , London

Conference with LankellyChase Foundation on severe and multiple disadvantage

The Social Research Unit and the LankellyChase Foundation partnered in a conference on 20th June 2013 on achieving system change for young people who face severe and multiple disadvantage.

20 June 2013 , London

Developing and replicating evidence-based interventions: a workshop for charities

Four day-long workshops held across the UK for the charities being funded as part of the Big Lottery Fund’s Realising Ambition portfolio on how to develop and replicate evidence-based interventions.

16 December 2012 , 10am to 5pm | Totnes, Birmingham, Edinburgh, London

Roundtable on child protection with the NSPCC

This invitation-only roundtable, hosted by the Social Research Unit at Dartington and the NSPCC, will explore new developments in the field of cost-benefit analysis of child protection and consider their implications for policy and practice.

20 November 2012 , 10am to 12noon | NESTA

Conference with Madrid City Council on early intervention

The Social Research Unit organised a conference on early intervention in Madrid in conjunction with the Mayor of Madrid. This international conference was addressed by Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and a number of international experts on child development and evidence-based children’s services.

16 April 2012 , Madrid

European Children and Youth Funders Network study visit on evidence-based programmes

The Social Research Unit hosted a study visit for the European Children and Youth Funders Network on evidence-based programmes designed to improve children’s outcomes.

29 November 2012 , Birmingham

Evidence-based programmes: tackling effective barriers to implementation

This half-day seminar and roundtable is the second in the Coalition for Evidence-Based Education’s (CEBE) 2011/12 Evidence for Education series, organised by the Social Research Unit, the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) at York University and CEBE.

26 March 2012 , 1pm to 5.30pm | London's Living Room, City Hall