Over the last 12 months we’ve been working hard on the real-time evaluation of the Department for Education funded, Barnardo’s led, See, Hear, Respond programme. This was an England-wide programme implemented by over 85 Voluntary and Community Sector partners which has supported thousands of children and families adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The evaluation outlines key findings around how this innovative programme was implemented including lessons for similar programmes as well as the impact it had on the children and families it supported.
As well as the evaluation report, we worked closely with Barnardo’s on developing three good practice briefs. These focused on:
- Reintegrating children with SEND into education.
- Supporting young carers experiencing isolation and loneliness.
- Supporting children from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee groups with mental health and wellbeing needs.
We also produced an evidence review of how the children’s sector workforce has experienced and adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. We were pleased to be involved in supporting and evaluating such an impressive and far-reaching programme.
To read more about this research and to see a digest of other policy and research published this month, click on the link below.