Evaluation of Life Story Work
We’re evaluating the programme to find out if the life story approach is viable for use by NSPCC practitioners and foster carers, and whether it can be embedded consistently within local authority foster care practice across the UK.
How we’re evaluating this service
We’re interviewing NSPCC practitioners, foster carers and their team managers, to get feedback on the service and how it operates. To evaluate the strategic challenges that are involved with embedding Life Story Work in local authority practice, we’re also interviewing senior managers or directors from the NSPCC and our partner local authorities.
Out practitioners will use standardised measures to evaluate how children’s emotional wellbeing has changed as a result of the programme.
The evaluation uses the following measures:
- outcome rating scale
- resiliency scales.
As part of our feasibility study, we are testing these measures to see how well they help us to see the effects of the programme, and how easy they are to administer. As we are at a very early stage of testing, the tools have not yet been approved as evaluation measures so we are currently using them as practice tools.