Becoming part of the National Children’s Bureau in February 2024, Research in Practice is the newest member of the NCB family. Together, we are united for a better childhood.
Who we are
Research in Practice has nearly 30 years’ experience working with and for professionals in the social care, health, criminal justice and higher education sectors offering resources, learning opportunities and specialist expertise.
Our aim is to support professional learning to enable people – children, young people, families, adults, carers and communities – to live good lives.
Our work brings together research evidence, practice wisdom and expertise from people’s lived experience.
We do this by:
- Interpreting the latest research evidence.
- Working with professionals across the sector to share practice wisdom and current issues.
- Listening to people with lived experience.
We then work with experts to create learning opportunities and resources on relevant topics, tailored to the learning needs of individuals and organisations.
Everything we do is designed to equip individuals and organisations with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to apply evidence in their work and improve outcomes.
Our Partners and members
Our work is steered by our Partner network, comprising of over 220 local, national and voluntary organisations, as well as universities across England.
Research in Practice membership offers access to learning opportunities and support for whole organisations. Individual subscriptions offer access to specific resources, expert knowledge, advice and support.
We work collaboratively with individual organisations, and local and national partnerships, to deliver strategic consultancy and tailored learning and development opportunities.
Aimed at professionals in the children, young people, adult and family sectors, we offer a wide range of commissioned activities – from workshop facilitation, tailored training and development programmes, to large-scale national projects.
We also provide research and evaluation services to enable monitoring of the quality, impact and value of services.