Economic Evaluation of Safe Haven

Family Action’s ‘Safe Haven’ project provided bespoke and intensive wraparound support, round-the-clock access to skilled and experienced staff, and access to a local ‘safe haven’ – a physical premises where young people could receive help or run to in a crisis.

York Consulting’s economic evaluation of Safe Haven was designed to demonstrate the value for money of the project and to quantify the cost savings to participating local authorities and partner agencies. The Fiscal Return of Investment model that we developed for the study estimated the savings generated by Safe Haven whilst the project was live as well as the forecast savings for the ensuing 12 months.

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