7 Days of Ideas — How to craft evidence-based policy for children in care

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Evidence-based policymaking is crucial to the success of government services, and it’s especially important for policy that impacts children’s lives. That’s why we’ve created this 7 days of ideas to demonstrate what great evidence-based policy looks like and how it can transform the lives of children in care.

We’ll walk you through practical ways to make the care system radically more child friendly, with tools and techniques to apply in areas such as: child safeguarding, kinship, preventing unnecessary family separation and institutionalisation, and giving children with disabilities a life outside institutions. You’ll get:

  • Bite-sized activities or articles, taking 10 minutes or less per day, for 7 days
  • A practical introduction to evidence-based interventions for kids who do experience care — and how to apply it in your work
  • Activities and articles that range from global case studies and reading lists through to a self-assessment tool for keeping children out of care

You can complete as many or as few as you like, and you’ll have opportunities to connect with peers and experts applying these concepts globally.

Open to all participants from the public service, civil society, and academia. If you are not yet a member of Apolitical, you will be taken to a signup page that will automatically register you for the sprint.