Supporting Local Authorities to Develop Their Research Capacity

Claire Easton, Clare Southcott

26 March 2010

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This paper provides useful insights into the views and experiences of a range of 15 LA front line staff, including locality managers and staff from central children’s services recently involved in defining and undertaking research projects with support from NFER/LARC. LARC round two (2009) explored the impact of integrated working on improving outcomes for children, young people and families by looking at the Common Assessment Framework (CAF). This LGA funded project examined the views, perceived benefits and challenges of being involved in practitioner-led research with a sample of LAs from across England involved in LARC.

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