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Standards of evidence are tools that help give decision-makers confidence that a programme or policy has a particular outcome. They show people how to gather better evidence, increase accountability and share information on what works.
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Len Cook, the Families Commissioner, uses this blog to share his views on the nature of families and the important role they play in society. Here, Len will highlight trends that need to be considered in the development and delivery of social policy and programmes.
Community-level initiatives have been widely implemented in New Zealand and overseas.
Strong, healthy, non-violent relationships are the foundation of resilient families and whānau, but current levels of family violence in New Zealand are unacceptably high.
At Superu, we are often asked how we decide what research and evaluation needs to be undertaken and how we prioritise this work. There are several factors that drive our work programme.
Superu helps build the social science evidence base by synthesising evidence on priority themes, particularly around vulnerable populations. An area of recent focus has been on children of gangs and children with a parent in prison.
In April 2015, Superu published a paper addressing the link between alcohol and family violence. Previously little focus had been given to bringing together research on the role of alcohol in family violence – specifically intimate partner violence (IPV) and child maltreatment.