‘If you invest in staff, you’ll get the practice right. If you get the practice right, you’ll get the outcomes right, and if you get the outcomes right, the money will follow.’
(Steve Walker, former Leeds Director of Children’s Services, SFPC Programme Director).
- Policy and practice without research – uninformed practice which may cause harm to children and families.
- Research and practice without policy – there may be isolated benefits for individual children and families, but there can be no systemic change.
- Research and policy without practice – no impact on the lives of children and families.
d december 2023