Partner network

Our Partners shape our programme of learning events and resources, ensuring that they meet the needs and priorities of the sector.

Supporting our Partners

The Research in Practice Partner network steers much of our work, with nearly 150 local, national and voluntary sector member organisations.

Our Partners shape our programme of learning events and resources, ensuring that they meet the needs and priorities of the sector. In 2019 we also reshaped our offers to extend this to universities and academic institutions, providing access to evidence-informed learning and development opportunities for academic staff, students and future social work professionals. 

We have been pleased to welcome 25 new organisations to our Partner network in the past year. This includes eight new children & families members, ten adults, and seven Partners with joint membership to both of our offers:

We are delighted to see this continued growth and endeavour to support connected learning, encouraging Partners to work together and share innovation across both geographical and service boundaries.

Research in Practice Partner network map

Both Partner Maps 05.20 Compressor

The national Partner network for children & families, and adults.

New Research in Practice website

Following feedback from our network we launched a new website at the beginning of 2020. Driven by Partners, and to support joined-up working, we brought together our two existing websites Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults, together as one.

Our new site has many enhanced features to provide easier access to high-quality information, training and resources to help individuals make evidence-informed decisions. You can now focus on either children and families, or adults – and joint Partners can access everything in one place.

New Research in Practice website to support evidence-informed practice with children and families, young people and adults

Our work 2019-20

As part of membership to the Research in Practice network, Partners have access to a range of learning opportunities and receive regular updates on the latest news and information, including case law, research evidence and policy.

Each year our events and resources are shaped in consultation with the Partner network, aiming to address specific needs and priorities of the sector.

Adolescent Safeguarding – Online Seminar

Children & families

Each year we focus on several key themes and develop resources to support professionals working with children, young people and families.
Our work – Children & families
Our work adults

Adults

Each year we focus on several key themes and develop resources to support professionals working with adults and carers.
Our work – Adults