This evaluation is part of the pilot phase of Strengthening Families, Protecting Children (SFPC), which will support selected local authorities to adapt and adopt one of three projects in their own area.
This protocol sets out the pilot evaluation of one of these three projects, No Wrong Door. Developed in North Yorkshire, No Wrong Door establishes hubs which bring together an integrated range of accommodation options, services and outreach to support young people in care or on the edge of care.
This pilot evaluation aims to test and refine our understanding of the model, including the mechanisms of change, contextual facilitators and barriers which affect delivery and change as well as the potential benefits of the intervention. It will also look to establish feasibility, evidence of promise, whether the intervention is ready for trial and inform the stepped wedge trial design.
Data will be collected from leaders and managers, frontline professionals as well as young people and families involved with No Wrong Door through interviews, focus groups, observations and surveys. Descriptive analysis of administrative data will also be undertaken.
The evaluation will begin in February 2020.