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Community Safety Convention 22 nd September 2009. Using the Evidence Base to Influence Decision-making Dr Andrew McGuire, Improvement Service. Evidence-based decision-making:- Understanding the issues. What do we mean by the ‘evidence base’? What do we know?; What are the gaps?

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Community safety convention 22 nd september 2009

Community Safety Convention22nd September 2009

Using the Evidence Base

to Influence Decision-making

Dr Andrew McGuire, Improvement Service


Evidence based decision making understanding the issues

Evidence-based decision-making:-Understanding the issues

  • What do we mean by the ‘evidence base’?

  • What do we know?; What are the gaps?

  • What resources can we draw upon to improve understanding of challenges?

  • Strategic Assessments / SOA Local Area Profiles

  • How do we improve the evidence base / share ‘what works’?


Evidence based decision making who should do what

Evidence-based decision-making:-Who should do what?

What outcomes are we seeking to address?

Short, medium and long-term outcomes

Who does the issue impact upon?

Whose responsibility?

What interventions actually work (and represent good VFM)?

Determining the optimal mix of interventions

Partner responses - Achieving ‘more than the sum of the parts’

Shifting the balance to preventative / early interventions


Evidence based decision making group discussion

Evidence-based decision-makingGroup Discussion

How would you use evidence to develop an effective partnership response to improve outcomes around Alcohol-Related Violence?

Who are your allies/ who can help? And who is reluctant/ who do you need to persuade?

What evidence would be most useful?

What do you think should be done?

(Consider from your group perspective e.g. Council, Police, NHS or Communities)


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Evidence-based decision-makingGroup Discussion

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