Our work focuses generating the data and evidence that decision-makers need in order to make informed decisions that will improve children’s outcomes across the education, health, social care and criminal justice systems:
- Data on children’s needs. High-quality data on children’s needs – their development and the environment in which they are growing up – are needed to inform strategic planning of local services.
- Information about what works.Commissioners of services need easily-digestible information about what services are most likely to improve children’s outcomes.
- Cost-benefit analysis. Robust cost-benefit analysis enables decision-makers to make judgements about competing service options and can inform long-term cost-saving strategies.
- How money is spent at the local level. Often, it’s necessary to establish a baseline for how public money is spent on children at the local level – bearing in mind the number of different statutory and voluntary agencies that are involved.
There’s a plethora of data about children at the local level – yet little of it relates to child development. Our ChildrenCount survey helps local authorities collect data on the outcomes that matter. More »
We’re developing a database of education, health, youth justice and social care programmes proven to work in improving children’s outcomes. More »
Our cost-benefit model enables commissioners to look at the financial savings they can expect to see as a result of commissioning particular programmes for children. More »
We work directly with local authorities and trusts and foundations to help them shape their commissioning and investment strategies for children’s services. More »
We undertake work on how you can replicate and scale up interventions proven to work while maintaining the quality of the intervention and its impact on outcomes. More »