We're in the process of building an online learning resource to help people working in the area of social services to learn more about finding, accessing and using research and evidence to support their practice. In the meantime, we thought we'd share some of the free tools we use when we're working on our Outlines to support social services practitioners.
When we're asked to produce an evidence summary or review, we use a wide range of evidence sources to make sure we're finding research, reports of activities, evaluations and discussions around the topic from a variety of voices and perspectives. We thought it would be useful to share these resources. We want to know what you think about them.
After a busy couple of weeks with a huge interest in our work, we're very excited to share the first outputs from the Evidence Search and Summary Service: ESSS Outlines. The first three topics have been: disability hate crime reporting; child sexual abuse; and parental substance misuse.
Last week saw the launch of the new Iriss Evidence Search and Summary Service (ESSS). This post gives a bit of background as to who we are, where we come from and what we’d like to achieve with the service.