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Total results: 246

Review of the Adoption Support Fund COVID-19 Scheme

Date: October 2021
Type: Report

This is the third in a series of reports relating to our evaluation of the Adoption Support Fund (ASF) during 2018-2021. The report outlines key findings from a review of the Department for Education’s Adoption Support Fund Covid-19 Scheme

Carmarthenshire Council - Outline Service Specification Framework for Mid and West Wales Domestic Abuse Services

Date: August 2021
Type: Report

This Framework sets out the standards and (minimum) expectations required for the delivery of domestic abuse services across Mid and West Wales.

Building the evidence base for tech innovation in adult social care

Date: June 2021
Type: Report

NHSX commissioned the Institute of Public Care and Ipsos MORI to conduct a review of social care tech innovation. Findings from the first phase of this work, this rapid evidence review, provides insights into existing literature and evidence gaps in…

Wiltshire Council Review of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Support Services Rapid Research Review

Date: May 2021
Type: Report

This rapid research review is prepared by the Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University for Wiltshire Council to inform the overall review of local domestic abuse and sexual violence support services.

Evaluation of the Adoption Support Framework in Wales

Date: April 2021
Type: Report

This is a report of research completed for the National Adoption Service. The findings are drawn from activity undertaken in autumn 2020 with over 430 individuals concerned with adoption support in Wales. The report provides a picture of improvements in…

Barnardo's Cymru Opening Closed Doors Programme Evaluation - Final Report

Date: March 2021
Type: Report

This report outlines findings and recommendations from IPC in relation to an evaluation of the first two years of Opening Closed Doors, a Barnardo’s Programme in South East Wales to support children and families who have experienced domestic abuse.

Evaluation of the Adoption Support Fund: baseline survey of families

Date: March 2021
Type: Report

This is the second in a series of reports relating to our evaluation of the Adoption Support Fund (ASF) during 2018-2021. It provides findings from the baseline survey of families whose children received therapeutic support.

Transforming Children’s Social Care Services in Hampshire

Date: November 2020
Type: Report

This report, for the Department for Education, is an evaluation of transformational change within children’s social care services in one of the largest counties in England. Hampshire has implemented a whole system transformational change across children’s social care services very…

Evaluation of Positive Choices in Calderdale for care experienced and other vulnerable young parents

Date: November 2020
Type: Report

This report, for the Department for Education, explores the extent to which and how an innovative ‘Positive Choices’ Programme in Calderdale has supported very vulnerable, including care experienced parents, to care well for their baby or infant child.

Evaluation of Making Integration Happen in Cornwall

Date: November 2020
Type: Report

This report, for the Department for Education, is an evaluation of Cornwall’s Making Integration Happen project. This was designed to achieve greater integration of health, social care, and education services, in line with its strategy to further improve support for…

North of Tyne collaboration

Date: November 2020
Type: Report

This report, for the Department for Education, is an evaluation of a project that explored possibilities for greater collaboration between the 3 neighbouring local authorities in the area, including options for an Alternative Delivery Model (ADM), and created a shared…

Opening Closed Doors Year 2 Interim Evaluation

Date: October 2020
Type: Report

The is an interim report of the second year of our independent evaluation of Opening Closed Doors, a Barnardo's programme in South East Wales to support children and families who have experienced domestic abuse. This interim report focuses on the…