For Wave 2 of the programme, it is being continued in Hertfordshire and implemented in the surrounding authority areas of Peterborough, Luton, Bracknell Forest and West Berkshire. The aim of the model is to better address the challenges in children’s safeguarding and to target the risk factors of domestic abuse, substance misuse and mental health.
We are undertaking a formative process and impact evaluation of the Family Safeguarding Model in all five local authority areas. Our mixed-methods approach includes a rolling programme of baseline and follow-up family case studies, one-to-one practitioner interviews and a cost-benefit analysis exercise using a Fiscal Return on Investment model developed in-house by York Consulting.
Well done – a lot of work in a short space of time and at such high quality.” Sector Skills Council
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"It [YCL’s final report] is one of the most impressive evaluation reports I’ve had the pleasure to read.” Principal, Further Education College
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