Real change not rhetoric: Putting research into practice in multi-agency services

Patricia Sloper, Suzanne Mukherjee, Bryony Beresford, Jane Lightfoot and Patricia Norris

This study describes a new approach to a familiar problem - getting research findings translated into practice on the ground.

A companion volume to Unlocking key working, it describes the methods used when developing a multi-agency key worker service for families of disabled children, and what worked in promoting change.

The report provides valuable information and practical guidelines, both for researchers and for managers trying to promote change in line with evidence-based practice.