The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) in partnership with A National Voice was funded by the Department for Education (DfE) to improve corporate parenting practice, working together with Children in Care Councils (CiCCs). The three year project involved the design and facilitation of a series of dynamic regional workshops. This report focuses on the final year of activity, and feedback from workshops held between September 2015 and December 2016.
The workshops were designed to provide opportunities for corporate parents to work directly with young people, share ideas with other local authorities to strengthen the CiCCs, explore how corporate parents and CiCCs could work together more effectively, and raise the bar in terms of aspirations and actions to improve outcomes for children in care.
The NCB Research Centre was involved in evaluating elements of this work, assisting with design of evaluation forms, distributing follow-up surveys, and analysing the resulting data. This report presents key findings from the evaluation, drawing on the following sources:
- Feedback forms distributed at regional workshops
- Three-month follow-up surveys for workshop participants.
Feedback forms, completed at the end of each workshop, enabled gathering information from delegates about their experiences and plans.
Two-month follow-up surveys allowed gathering additional data on the impact of the workshops, in terms of steps taken and changes implemented by corporate parents and CiCCs.