Studying the outcomes of different types of demand in children’s social care Studying the outcomes of different types of demand in children’s social care Funder Nuffield Foundation Value £184,129 Project Team Professor Rick Hood, Kingston and St Georges Mr Allie Goldacre, Kingston and St Georges Mr Keith Clements, National Children’s Bureau Dr Calum Webb, University of Sheffield Dates 1 August 2021 – 31 July 2023 Project Objectives To identify and profile the underlying types of demand for CSC services in EnglandTo explore the intermediate outcomes of provision.To explore the longitudinal outcomes of provision, differentiated by demand type and intermediate outcomes. Outcomes and Impact The study’s intended outcomes are: To identify, for the first time, the relationship between child characteristics, presenting needs, CSC intervention, and the outcomes of an intervention.To evidence initial impact of the pandemic on child welfare inequalities.To contribute to the evidence base on what works for whom in children’s social care so as to promote holistic approaches to planning services for and with families and communities.To suggest policies, practices and service designs to reduce inequalities in outcomes. Further Information For a brief overview of the project see the project summary. We would be very happy to talk to interested colleagues and groups about this research. For more information, please contact Rick.Hood@sgul.kingston.ac.uk Related Projects This project builds on the findings of two related studies. The first was a detailed exploration of system conditions and welfare inequalities in children’s social care, also funded by the Nuffield Foundation. This study showed how the socio-economic drivers of referral to statutory services combined with child characteristics, the needs identified in social work assessments, and the pressures and constraints on services, to shape disparities in intervention pathways. The second study was the Nuffield-funded Child Welfare Inequalities Project, which detailed the relationship of deprivation, policy and other factors to inequalities in key child welfare intervention rates through separate and comparative studies in the four UK countries.