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dc.contributor.authorFisher, Mikeen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-08T11:43:36Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-08T11:43:36Zen
dc.date.issued2014-12-04en
dc.identifier.citationFisher, M. (2014) 'The Social Care Institute for Excellence and Evidence-Based Policy and Practice' British Journal of Social Work 46(2), 498–513.en
dc.identifier.issn0045-3102en
dc.identifier.issn1468-263Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/bjsw/bcu143en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/600883en
dc.description.abstractThis paper reviews the lessons for evidence-based policy and practice (EBP) arising from the work of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), a government-funded agency established in 2001 to improve social care in the UK. The paper describes a ten-year programme developing an inclusive approach to what counts as knowledge, and the challenges in ensuring that knowledge is relevant to improving practice in social work and social care. These challenges include reviewing what counts as evidence in EBP, changing the relationship between EBP and practice, and recognising the scientific value (as well as the moral imperative) of including the knowledge held by people who use services. In methodological terms, the work includes developing systematic qualitative synthesis to take account of a broader range of evidence and economic evaluation appropriate to social care. The paper concludes with a discussion of some implications for international debates about the role of evidence-based policy and practice.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford Journalsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/doi/10.1093/bjsw/bcu143en
dc.relation.urlhttp://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/content/46/2/498.abstract
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to British Journal of Social Worken
dc.subjectevidence-based policyen
dc.subjectsystematic reviewsen
dc.subjectpractice researchen
dc.subjectuser involvementen
dc.subjectsocial worken
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceen
dc.subjectsocial careen
dc.subjectSocial Care Institute for Excellenceen
dc.subjectL500 Social Worken
dc.titleThe Social Care Institute for Excellence and evidence-based policy and practiceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Social Worken
html.description.abstractThis paper reviews the lessons for evidence-based policy and practice (EBP) arising from the work of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), a government-funded agency established in 2001 to improve social care in the UK. The paper describes a ten-year programme developing an inclusive approach to what counts as knowledge, and the challenges in ensuring that knowledge is relevant to improving practice in social work and social care. These challenges include reviewing what counts as evidence in EBP, changing the relationship between EBP and practice, and recognising the scientific value (as well as the moral imperative) of including the knowledge held by people who use services. In methodological terms, the work includes developing systematic qualitative synthesis to take account of a broader range of evidence and economic evaluation appropriate to social care. The paper concludes with a discussion of some implications for international debates about the role of evidence-based policy and practice.


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