Evaluation of a partnership model for Family Support adds to the evidence base about ‘what works’
Researchers at IPC have evaluated an innovative partnership model for delivering family support services in Newport. The partnership model is delivered by both Newport City Council and Barnardo’s working together.
A ‘suite’ of four papers available on our publications page describe:
- Overall findings from the evaluation of the overall model and the range of family support services on offer – from preventative through to support for children and families on the brink of care.
- How the partnership model has been able to develop successful approaches to working with families in the statutory arena and key characteristics of the most successful interventions based on IPC’s in-depth analysis of recent case work.
- How the partnership has developed the ‘right help for the right time’ for children with disabilities and their families and successfully reduced reliance on statutory support as a result.
- What is the particular value of a partnership model for delivering family support services.
IPC has undertaken a number of other evaluations of innovations in family support funded by the Department for Education Innovation Programme. A first ‘wave’ of findings from these Programmes is due to be published in 2016.