Quality Assessment of Research /Evidence on NICCO

All research and evidence on the NICCO website is reviewed using the Quality Assessment Tool (QAT) for items concerning children of offenders as developed by the University of Huddersfield and Barnardo's i-HOP. Research and evidence is assessed in four key areas including Methodological Quality, Child-Centredness, Relevance to Policy and Strategy, and Relevance to Practice with offenders' children. This ensures that items on the NICCO website are as useful as possible to students, practitioners, commissioners and other professionals. Furthermore, the tool has been designed so that anyone can review research pertaining to children and families affected by a loved one's involvement in the criminal justice system. To see the full range of research and evidence on the NICCO website please see the Directory of Research. For more information about the development of the QAT or to review an item yourself please download the Tool, Guidebook and a short step-by-step 'How To' document. below. Please also see the short youtube video from the University of Huddersfield. Students using the Barnardo's i-HOP Academic Resource Pack can download a reading list below which references all of the quality-assessed research and evidence on NICCO. Please note: - due to staff capacity, books have been reviewed based on their introductions, conclusions and/or relevant sections (if all sections are not solely about children of offenders) - The QAT is also used to review research and evidence concerned with children affected by other close family members' (siblings, grandparents etc) involvement in the Criminal Justice System.

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