The ABSS Research Group is an exciting development, which will contribute to our ambitions for young children and their families in Southend.

This multi-disciplinary group will support and advise the Southend partnership with the view to developing a culture of research and evidence in systems change, whilst building research capacity across the partnership.

As the result, we are looking for members who have an interest in systems thinking and change research and evidence:

  • Co-produce integrated services with clear pathways;
  • Improve the infrastructure to support service delivery (inc. service design);
  • Develop and exchange knowledge, learning and evidence in relation to early intervention and prevention;
  • Develop collaborative commissioning models;
  • Use distributed leadership;
  • Support evidence based workforce development;
  • Work together to deliver early intervention and prevention outcomes, and to integrate outcomes frameworks; and
  • Use evidence from implementation and improvement science.

The group will meet three times a year facilitated by ABSS, and collaborate electronically as required. Members will also benefit from expert advice as agreed by the group.

If you would like any further information (e.g. draft terms of reference and action plan) about this opportunity please contact Rachel Wood, ABSS Service Design and Researcher, rachel.wood@pre-school.org.uk Tel – 01702 356050