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Knowledge for Use (K4U)

UK Child Welfare

UK child welfare: Understanding the underlying system.

This case study examines how a set of local authorities is implementing structural changes in child protection arrangements using Signs of Safety as the practice theory. The research involves empirical and methodological work devising an alternative to RCTs as the only acceptable way of establishing causal links in child welfare interventions, in tandem with related work in Case Study 3. With Eileen Munro.

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Department of Philosophy 
Durham University 
50 Old Elvet, Durham 
DH1 3HN, UK 

Tel: 0191 3346049 
Fax: 0191 3346551

Case Study Lead: Eileen Munro

Eileen's research has focused on reasoning skills in child protection, with a growing interest in how organisational cultures help or hinder good quality reasoning. Read more