Across the government in England there is an increasing trend towards promoting programmes that have been rigorously evaluated and have a strong evidence base. This research brief brings together the latest international thinking about the key issues relating to the implementation of evidence-based programmes in children’s services, utilising both published work and expert opinion.
The aim is to provide a summary of issues that should be considered and planned for by those beginning to implement a new programme in children’s services, in order to increase their chances of success. It also draws attention to sources of further information and shares lessons learned by others who are implementing particular evidence-based programmes: Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST), Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC), and the KEEP training programme for foster carers.
- Key findings