Seminar to present key What Works Scotland learnings from Evidence to Action projects and practical advice and tools for incorporating the use of evidence in decision-making and public service delivery.
Joe Brady from the Scottish Refugee Council explains an organisational change process that led to a sharper focus on assets. Here, he explains how service redesign was achieved.
Report and executive summary of the findings from the first survey of community planning officials (managers and officers) conducted in Scotland. It sheds light on the composition of this significant group of local public servants, their role, the work they undertake and the implications for community planning partnerships and community engagement.
This evidence review presents evidence to support South Ayrshire local authority and community planning partnership to mitigate and prevent child poverty and identify early trigger signs that may suggest an increased risk of poverty. An evidence briefing summarises the review.
Seminar to understand the impact of the costs of school on the poorest parents and reflect on how the Pupil Equity Fund might be used to effectively tackle inequalities and reduce the attainment gap.
This working paper sets out how What Works Scotland, at the start of its programme, aimed to address key issues in using evidence to inform change through the development and extension of existing ways of working, and the development of new resources and approaches.
This paper presents a literature review on what works in Knowledge into Action in education including an examination of evidence-based models that support the effective translation of knowledge within the Scottish education system. It brings together ideas from What Works Scotland and the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change.
This summary report explores the What Works Scotland knowledge partners’ Evidence to Action activity in the context of public service delivery to provide an overview of the evidence approaches provided.
Report of an event held in December 2015 to explore evidence about effective partnership working with those working in and with public services. Summary Partnership working is central to the public services reform agenda across the UK and beyond, yet
This think piece considers that we may learn much from a systematic approach to policy failure. Summary The ethos of What Works Scotland is to seek out evidence around relevant areas of public service reform to understand why certain processes,