Practice design involves developing services or ways of working that combines what we know from evidence with what makes sense on the ground.
We carry out practice design work with governments and agencies working with children and families when they need evidence-based solutions tailored to their needs. This can involve adapting existing approaches or devising new ones.
Our practice design team will work with you to jointly conceive and co-design the end result. We will assess:
- the status quo: how you are currently working and what systems are in place
- the long game: what you want to achieve in terms of child outcomes
- the science: what the evidence says works to achieve those outcomes
- the best bets: what strategies will work in your context to achieve change
- the tools: what’s needed to help staff implement the change
- the success measures: how can we best monitor and measure what worked.
Our team has years of practical, front-line experience in delivering services. So we understand the challenges practitioners face in their everyday efforts to support parents and families. And though academic rigour is a hallmark of our work, we’ll only propose solutions you can use.
What we know from our work in this area is that the most rigorous evidence-informed program will not succeed if it can’t be implemented at the local level. This knowledge underpins the work we do in helping you deliver programs, policies and services that improve the lives of families.