We present a case study involving a regional child welfare service in Italy. The limitation of financial resources motivated the local agency’s management to systematically explore the information and data flow on foster youth in charge by the service. A qualitative exploratory analysis on perceived information/data flow within the whole service referring both to content and structure, was carried out. Core categories of data shared within the service were identified. Critical Incidents within the inter-services information flow were codified and highlighted that evidence based evaluation and communication in health service was associated with a relevant percentage of perceived critical issues. Future research should be addressed to improve evidence informed practices in child welfare.

The need for Evidence Informed Practice in foster care social services

PEDRAZZA, Monica;BERLANDA, Sabrina
2014-01-01

Abstract

We present a case study involving a regional child welfare service in Italy. The limitation of financial resources motivated the local agency’s management to systematically explore the information and data flow on foster youth in charge by the service. A qualitative exploratory analysis on perceived information/data flow within the whole service referring both to content and structure, was carried out. Core categories of data shared within the service were identified. Critical Incidents within the inter-services information flow were codified and highlighted that evidence based evaluation and communication in health service was associated with a relevant percentage of perceived critical issues. Future research should be addressed to improve evidence informed practices in child welfare.
978-951-38-7436-0
evidence informed practice, foster care, social service, child welfare, qualitative analysis,
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