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Our core mission is to provide high quality evidence on whether programmes and interventions can improve outcomes, so the sector can ensure that children, young people and families receive the best, most appropriate services possible.

Evaluation has the power to provide us with a wealth of information – not only on what works, but also for whom, and in what circumstances. This is why evaluation is central to what we do, and all projects we support are thoroughly evaluated.

Our in-house research team will run a small number of evaluations – for example, the Department for Education’s Strengthening Families, Protecting Children programme – but, for the most part, we will engaging independent evaluators.

We have already established two groups to ensure these high standards are continually being met.