You may find these sites useful.
Ministry of Social Development - the Families and Whanau work programme and contract for the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study are now managed by the Ministry.
Ministry of Justice - the contract for the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is now managed on behalf of the Crown by Justice.
Social science information and networking
A place to find community research and researchers. Previously known as the Tangata Whenua, Community & Voluntary Sector Research Centre. (NZ)
A social science networking website. (NZ)
A directory of publicly-available, non-personal datasets. This site does not hold data, but instead links to datasets held on other government websites. (NZ)
Gathers and indexes the collective intelligence of the social sector. (USA)
The online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics. (International)
A nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis. (USA)
The UK’s largest database of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work. (UK)
Overseas research and evaluation organisations
Champions the use of evidence in social policy and practice. (UK)
With a focus on evaluation, evidence and policy analysis, the Evaluation Hub offers services to meet governments’ needs.
Provides an evidence base for developing policy and practice related to the wellbeing of families in Australia. (Australia)
Delivers relevant and translatable research evidence which drives policy and practice leading to a reduction in the levels of violence against women and their children. (Australia)
Produces systematic reviews of the effects of social interventions in crime and justice, education, international development and social welfare. (USA)
Canada’s federal funding agency for health research. (Canada)
Undertakes a wide range of project work to influence policy and systems change, champion service design and implementation and build knowledge, skills and capacity of the whole sector. (Ireland)
Aims to help those working in children’s services to improve the life chances of all children and young people, in particular those who are most vulnerable. (UK)
Provides evidence-based resources and interactive assistance for professionals working to protect children, support families and strengthen communities across Australian jurisdictions. (Australia)
A global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health. (UK)
Contributes to the work of building and developing effective services for children and families by applying insights and practical tools from the emerging field of implementation science and practice. (UK)
Seeks to increase the use of evidence of what works in the design and delivery of services for children and their families. (UK)
Seeks better outcomes for children by increasing effectiveness and fostering innovation in the way families are supported in their parenting. (Australia)
Improves health and wellbeing by driving the use of research in policies, programmes and services. (Australia)
Encourages the distribution of social science research results from around the world. (International)
Focuses on promoting good health and preventing chronic disease, and conducts vital research to advance Victoria’s population health. (Australia)
Links to other sites of interest
The UK's largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues. (UK)
Works towards creating a society free from discrimination. (NZ)