Online conference: 2.00pm-5.30pm, Wednesday 30th & Thursday 31st March 2022
Practitioners who work with children, young people and families at all levels are driven to make a real and lasting difference to people’s lives. While the pandemic has affected the way people engage with different support and services, effective evaluation is fundamental to achieving a positive impact.
CYP Now is bringing together a range of experts and inspiring practitioners to help you address some of the key challenges, and provide practical tips, case studies and actionable insights to support your endeavours in improving outcomes for children, young people and families.
Sessions relate to evaluation across the sector - from children’s services, youth services, and early help, to arts projects, wellbeing programmes, and tutoring and school support.
Taking place online across two consecutive afternoons on 30th and 31st March, this conference will also be available to delegates afterwards on demand, providing essential learning for the entire children’s workforce.
Using real-life examples, this online conference will provide understanding of:
- the value of different types of data for evaluation of children’s and youth services
- how to act on data to inform strategy, influence development and refine the quality of programmes of work
- how good evaluation can help innovation, creating new solutions to current and emerging challenges
- the challenges of capturing reliable data to measure long-term impact
- practical tips on evaluating services run on a small scale
- ways to measure so-called ‘soft outcomes’ including social and emotional skills
- how community participatory research can add depth and quality to evaluation and improvement
- the importance of listening to young people and systematic collection of feedback
- how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the way children and families engage with different projects and services
- insights to help services to address the mental health challenges that have emerged for children and young people during the pandemic