Evaluation round-up

Publication of the pilot evaluations

What Works in Children’s Social Care Centre (WWCSC) are delighted to announce that we will shortly be publishing findings from our pilot evaluation of Family Safeguarding in trailblazer Cambridgeshire (expected Spring 2021). The pilot report will be available on the research page of our website. This pilot evaluation seeks to understand how Family Safeguarding has been delivered and the facilitators and barriers which affect delivery in a new area, as well as acceptability of the model, mechanisms of change and potential benefits. This will be based on interviews, focus groups and observations, which we have carried out with staff and families, as well as a staff survey and administrative data about delivery. We expect to publish the pilot findings for the other SFPC models, Family Valued and No Wrong Door, in June.

Stepped Wedge trial

WWCSC are utilising a Stepped Wedge, Randomised Design approach to evaluating the impact of the three models being implemented in the SFPC Programme. The animation below provides more information on what this means for the evaluation process and the local authorities involved!

Strengthening Families, Protecting Children (WWCSC)