Demystifying evidence in child welfare

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This edited collection offers an international perspective on the challenges of designing and undertaking outcome-based evaluation of child and family services.

This chapter discusses the adaptation of systematic review procedures for use in child welfare, drawing on a recent review of research on reunification which was guided by the principles of systematic review.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImproving Outcomes for Children and Families: Finding and Using International Evidence
EditorsA. N Maluccio, C Canali, T Vecchiato, A Lightburn, J Aldgate, W Rose
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherJessica Kingsley Publications
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-1-84905-819-3
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameChild Welfare Outcomes Series


  • social work issues
  • comparative research
  • research methodologies
  • looked after children

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