The latest article on the Guardian's Social Care Network-NSPCC partner zone site discusses what are the best tools to measure outcomes for children and families.
NSPCC evaluation officers share their tips on how to evaluate services, help children understand the process and deal with any ethical issues.
The tips discuss topics such as choosing your tools wisely - 'be clear what you want to measure so you're using the right tool'; some tools make for easier analysis - 'tools that are widely used and validated mean you can be clearer about analysing the data you collect'; incoporate evaluation into the work - 'it's sometimes worth finding measures that you can integrate into work with children. Doing this is likely to increase the volume of measure data you get back'.
Read the article in full here