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The Children's Fund: activities and impacts of the partnership strategies

Kate Morris, Marian Barnes and Paul Mason

in Children, families and social exclusion

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9781861349668
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301806 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861349668.003.0006
The Children's Fund: activities and impacts of the partnership strategies

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This chapter focuses on the activities that were funded, supported, and developed by the partnerships which focused on four target groups chosen for detailed study by the National Evaluation of the Children's Fund (NECF): disabled children, black and minority ethnic children, gypsies/travellers, and refugees and asylum-seeking children. It highlights the similarities and differences between partnerships in working with the target groups and their families, and the impacts that were achieved. The chapter reviews the way the strategies were implemented and the impacts they had in the short to medium term, and assesses the robustness of the approaches adopted in the context of the aims of the NECF. The theories-of-change approach adopted by the evaluation is used to explore how local interpretation of national guidance was enacted in practice and thus how preventative policy was implemented.

Keywords: NECF; disabled children; black children; gypsies/travellers; refugees; asylum-seeking children; partnerships; theories of change; families

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