What are we doing?

The evaluation will include qualitative and quantitative research tasks, as follows.

  • Literature review and typologies – a review and critique of previous research and evaluation reports, to consider the range and effectiveness of "whole family" approaches, and select a range of suitable outcomes measures for this programme that will be measurable, robust and comparable

  • Measuring outcomes for children and families – each project will have its own evaluation plan which monitors outcomes for children using a range of measures. Findings will reported twice a year

  • Case studies - 6 longitudinal case studies and 14 snapshot case studies will be completed, involving 200-250 in-depth qualitative interviews with children, families and project staff

  • Participatory Action Research – the evaluation will set up and run a “Family Advisory Panel” which will involve families supported by the programme and an evaluation toolkit and training for the projects will be available

  • A longitudinal quantitative survey of 650 families - tracked over time to measure outcomes and distance travelled

  • Cost-benefit analysis - of the projects and programme as a whole

  • Telephone surveys of 340 local stakeholders (c. 20 for each project) - to help measure and attribute local impacts conducted three times over the five years

Need help with your
evaluation?


You can contact the evaluation team
with your questions using the following, email address:

improvingfutures@uk.ecorys.com