Michael Sanders

  • Strengthening safeguarding by placing social workers in schools

    25 June 2020

    The best aspects of  a pilot that places social workers in schools are going to be tested more widely in a randomised controlled trial in at least 10 areas, says Michael Sanders.

  • We need to talk about machine learning

    06 March 2019

    Michael Sanders believes around 10 local authorities are already using systems and tools that include machine learning to identify risky children’s social care cases. Here, he expresses his concerns.

  • Making changes and building evidence in children’s social care

    29 January 2019

    Michael Sanders outlines how the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care is working with partner councils to gather evidence on the impacts of two projects -  devolving budgets to social workers and co-locating social workers in schools.