Making SafeSkills evaluation ready
Data analysis and visualisation
We have partnered with the Ariel Trust for almost 7 years in various forms. Our latest work sought to standardise data collection from children participating in the SafeSkills Child Sexual Exploitation education programme so that Ariel could monitor and evaluate the delivery, and possible effect, of the programme internally.
There is very little evidence about what works in child sexual exploitation prevention. Where programmes do exist, they tend to be one-off lessons focusing on awareness rather than seeking to give children the skills to combat exploitation. SafeSkills runs within the school curriculum, takes a skills-based approach to prevention and has a clear logic model. However, no data has previously been collected around the delivery of the programme and the intermediary outcomes it may be affecting.
We have worked with the Ariel Trust to design and implement a short pre/post questionnaire to collect basic delivery and outcome information about children taking part in the programme. This data is designed to be routinely monitored via easy-to-read data reports that allow the team to course correct if delivery is off course and see early signs of change in children. Crucially, the programme itself can be tweaked whilst collecting the same data, setting-up the programme for rapid cycle testing.
Work to date
Identify delivery and engagement metrics
Identify appropriate outcome measures to ask pre/post
Develop a short data collection form
Develop an analysis procedure and data report that can be produced routinely
Recommend next steps.
This project is complete.
Our work started in November 2017 and concluded in April 2018
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