Evaluating our progress

25 September, 2019

A summary report with findings from the second year of interviews with Early Help and Preventative Services staff around the implementation of HeadStart is now available via the Research and Evaluation page. The full report is available on request from Sarah Collins, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (sarah.collins@kent.gov.uk)

Findings show that the programme continues to expand reach, embed into the new areas and staff are working in partnership. Training has been well received and is improving the confidence of staff. Young people are benefitting from HSK through participation in the programme, access to grant funding or services. However, further development is needed to improve communication to stakeholders and reach can be improved to parents / carers and young people in hard to reach or vulnerable groups.