Evaluation of head, heart, hands: Introducing social pedagogy into UK foster care. Final report

This is the final report of the evaluation of Head, Heart, Hands. It is part of a suite of reports produced by the independent evaluation team led by the Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University, in partnership with the Colebrook Centre for Evidence and Implementation. Previous reports have explored the impact of Head, Heart, Hands on foster carers and children and young people in the first two years of the programme (McDermid et al., 2014; 2015), the economic impact of Head, Heart, Hands, along with an in-depth analysis of how the programme was implemented (Ghate and McDermid, 2016)1,2. In this final report we bring together data presented elsewhere with the final analysis of the impact of Head, Heart, Hands on those foster carers and children and young people who participated in the programme. We also examine the linkages between the way that the programme unfolded and the outcomes it has achieved......

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