Decision on research projects recently considered i.e. before 20/01/2014 

1. Recommended

Organisation: Skills for Care and Sara Dunn Associates 
Person: Liz Burtney (Skills for Care); Sara Dunn/A. Braddell,/J Sunderland (Sara Dunn associates) 
Subject: Digital Capabilities of the Social Care Workforce in England 
Organisation: London School of Economics 
Person: Dr José-Luis Fernández / Tom Snell 
Subject: A vignette-based study of the impact of new adult social care eligibility regulations 
Organisation: Skills for Care 
Person: Brett Nelson 
Subject: Annual survey of local authorities to determine what proportion of direct payment recipients 
employ their own care & support staff 
Organisation: King’s College London, Social Care Workforce Research Unit (SCWRU) 
Person: Jill Manthorpe/Martin Stevens/Shereen Hussein/Jo Moriarty/Caroline Norrie /Katherine 
Subject: Models of Safeguarding: A study exploring and comparing models of adult safeguarding, 
Stage two and Stage three. 

2. Under Consideration
  1. It would greatly assist the work of the Group if Social Services Departments: 
  2. Decline to co-operate in research projects which are not recommended by the Group;

Encourage researchers who have not approached the Research Group to do so. 

They should be referred to Sue Williams, Operational Research Manager, Families and Social Care, Kent County Council, Brenchley House BH3, 123-135 Week Street, Maidstone Kent ME14 1RF,  Tel: (01622) 696620