This innovative, coproduced public engagement project across two HEIs has the following objectives:
• Exchange knowledge on the findings of two qualitative research projects which explored child care and protection in Scotland with key stakeholders including: social work practitioners, practice leaders, health professionals and policy audiences.
• Create a conversation about the synergies of the contemporaneous findings of the studies and consider the implications for child care and protection practice in Scotland, the UK and internationally.
• Explore opportunities for joint publication, future research and knowledge exchange that capitalise on these important conversations.
• Foster good working relationships between higher education institutions, practitioners and policy decision makers
• Co-produce a social work resource which helps highlight the experiences of service users involved in the child care and protection system; issues of power and the importance of process identified in the research; and stakeholders reflections on the implications of the research for their practice from the research.