Making Research Count

Research Forums

Members of Making Research Count have access to the following Research Forums.

Book Group (Children's Services)

A Critical and Reflective Practice Forum for Managers and Experienced Practitioners in Children's Services

  • Meets: Last Friday of Every Month
  • Time: 9.30 - 11.00am
  • Held Online

Making Research Count (MRC) is a university-based research dissemination network that seeks to build the links between research, policy and practice. The MRC Critical and Reflective Practice group, at King’s College, is a well-established forum that provides an opportunity to:

  • Identify and discuss key areas of emerging social work research
  • Explore the implications of major policy documents for practice
  • Debate and discuss key areas in contemporary social work with colleagues from across London

The MRC Critical and Reflective Practice Forum has run for 15 years and brings together practitioners and managers from across London and the South East. This unique forum works as a ‘book group’, looking at articles, research papers and policy documents, which are circulated beforehand to members, and considers their implications for practice.

Topics are selected by the group, but have included: contextual safeguarding; supervision and the meaning of professional leadership; anti-oppressive practice; professional resilience; the nature of reflective practice; the impact of austerity and poverty; the efficacy of the safeguarding and care systems; and implications for social work of new ways of working.

To book places, and for further information, please email Janet Noble at janet.noble@kcl.ac.uk


Adult Services CPD Programme

A Critical and Reflective Practice Forum for Managers and Experienced Practitioners in Adult Services

  • Meets: Last Friday of Every Month
  • Time: 11.30am - 1pm
  • Held Online

Making Research Count is a university based research dissemination network that seeks to build the links between research, policy and practice. The MRC Adult Services CPD Programme, King's College London, is a well-established group that provides an opportunity to:

  • Identify and discuss key areas of emerging social work research
  • Explore the implications of major policy documents for practice
  • Debate and discuss key areas in contemporary social work with colleagues from across London.

The Group brings together practitioners and managers from across London. It looks at articles, research papers and policy documents, which are circulated beforehand to members, and considers their implications for practice. Topics are selected by the Group, but have included: end of life care for people with dementia; implications of the 2014 Care Act; and the reablement of people with mental health difficulties.

Signing up to the Group does not commit participants to attending every session. Indeed, several people only attend occasionally - but appreciate getting the papers.

To book places, and for further information, please email Janet Noble at janet.noble@kcl.ac.uk


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