Recently I came across this very interesting website. The Campaign for Social Science was launched to raise the profile of social science in the public, media and Parliament. It is important to recognise and embrace the use of social science outwith academia. They have a series of innovative guides entitled "Making the Case" which shows how, across many areas of professional practice, social science plays an important part.
This is an amazing blog by a care leaver that i have been following for a number of years now. It again shows the level of depth and breadth an adult care leaver can bring to our understanding of the life long implications of growing up in care - something that is very important and should impact on how we work with kids today.