Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 4

Published: July 2016 Publication Type: Publication

Proving vs Improving: Routine outcome monitoring to support service improvement efforts

The Realising Ambition consortium, of which The Young Foundation is a part, are producing a series of 12 Programme Insights rather than writing a long evaluation report at the end of the five-year programme.

Realising Ambition is delighted to announce the launch of its fourth Programme Insight, one of a series of short briefings sharing key learning from the programme.

In the fourth of our Programme Insights, we consider data on how young people have benefited over the last three and a half years from six Realising Ambition projects that have now finished their delivery within the programme.

We also explore how we came to see data on outcomes for young people as more than just a means of gauging success – it became clear that data can support service refinement and adaptation when replicating services.

About Realising Ambition and our Programme Insights series

Realising Ambition is a £25m Big Lottery Fund programme supporting 22 organisations across the UK to replicate services aimed at preventing youth offending. Our Insights are designed to support anyone undertaking or commissioning services with a focus on replication and evidence.

Join the conversation

Do you agree with the need to take a broader, more nuanced view of evidence? Share your views, tweet us using #RealisingAmbition or email us to share your thoughts. @BigLotteryFund would also like you to tweet your thoughts on the programme, diverting young people from pathways into offending and funding socially responsible services.

For further information please visit our Realising Ambition project page.

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