Expert knowledge, advice and training. We work collaboratively with individual organisations, as well as local and national partnerships, to deliver strategic consultancy and tailored learning and development opportunities.

Aimed at professionals in the children, young people, adult and family sectors, we offer a wide range of commissioned activities – from workshop facilitation, tailored training and development programmes, to large-scale national projects.

We also provide research and evaluation services to enable monitoring of the quality, impact and value of services.

To discuss how we can support you, contact us.

Research and evaluation services

At Research in Practice we are a leading research and evaluation provider in Children’s and Adults Services, supporting providers in understanding the impact that their services are having. Our evidence-informed approach is central to research and evaluation and we weave research evidence, professional expertise and the views of those with lived experience throughout our evaluations.

We will work collaboratively with you to build the parameters of the evaluation, often leaving a legacy of tools and skills to support future internal monitoring and evaluation practice. As well as service evaluations, we can also support with:

  • Consultancy support for planning your own evaluation.
  • Workshops to build in-house capacity in research methods.
  • Developing of a ‘Theory of Change’ or ‘Monitoring and Evaluation Framework’.
  • Analysis and interpretation of service level or administrative data.
  • Creation of tailored tools to support long-term monitoring of your impact.

Learning and development services

We offer an extensive menu of online learning workshops that use a range of methods to engage participants in active learning. We also offer commissioned learning and development programmes designed to meet your organisational needs.

Members of Research in Practice can book online learning workshops using their membership allocation. To discuss commissioning bespoke learning and development support, please contact

Our learning library offers filmed resources from previous learning and development packages.

Bespoke programmes

At Research in Practice we undertake a wide range of bespoke commissioned activities – from single workshop facilitation through to large-scale collaborative, national projects. This can include tailored training and development programmes designed to meet your organisational needs.

We work with a wide variety of organisations including local and national partnerships and government departments to support specific programmes of work, demonstrated through our case studies.


To discuss how we can work with you, contact us.


Membership to Research in Practice offers access to learning opportunities, resources, and support for whole organisations. Individual subscription offers access to specific resources.