Research in Practice
Research in Practice is a Dartington enterprise that supports social care professionals in their day-to-day work
It aims to support organisations and individuals to access, understand and apply evidence in their work with children and families, young people and adults who need support.
Owned and directed by a network of agencies working with children, young people, families and adults, our work is firmly grounded in the concept of evidence-informed practice. This means they bring together academic research, practice expertise and the voice of people with lived experience to support professionals. Learning is delivered through a comprehensive range of multi-media resources, national workshops and conferences, in-house training, research summaries, policy updates and much more.
How Dartington Hall’s history shapes our work with children, adults and families
Dartington has always been a place of ideas, innovation and social justice.
It has a rich history of shaping politics and policy, and was the birthplace of the Labour Party manifesto (‘Let Us Face the Future’). This manifesto formed the basis of the 1945 Labour government that created many of the institutions that are a fundamental part of British society today (the NHS and the welfare state, for example).
Today, Dartington continues to support developments in social justice and providing high-quality learning.