KIPS Blog: Parenting Assessment in Practice & Research

Measuring What Matters Report: Assessing Parenting Promotes Funding

Posted by Marilee Comfort on Thu, May 29, 2014 @ 06:09 PM

I’m excited to share a new 2014 report, titled Measuring What Matters: A Guide for Children’s Centres. The report was developed in the United Kingdom by Jill Roberts and Angela Donkin, with Demetris Pillas, University College London Institute for Health Equity (IHE). This report lays out a framework of child and parent outcomes for Children’s Centres and recommends common measures for assessing these outcomes.  The recommendations were developed from a series of steps including a review of the research literature, expert advisory panel input, field visits, and weighing the existing evidence. The guiding principle for the outcomes framework was: “children’s centres need to be focusing on and measuring what is important, not just what can be easily measured” (Measuring What Matters: A Guide for Children’s Centres, page 10).

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Tags: parenting services, Children's Centres, outcomes assessment, evaluation, family support-partnership-services