Embedding evidence in organisations

The final pillar of IRISS’s evidence-informed practice work focuses on embedding and integrating evidence as the foundation of policy and practice (Wadsworth, 2010).  At the heart of the IRISS strategy is a belief that evidence-informed practice has to be at the core of the social services sector, embedded in routine practice through mechanisms such as supervision and evidence-based reporting, and integrated throughout the organisation, whether statutory or independent, at all levels. Our approach is to work with a small number of partners to model and test practice in a specific area and, once we are satisfied it is robust, to make it available nationally.