Qa to evaluate young people initiative

Reducing anti-social behaviour and promoting social cohesion requires a long-term commitment to providing structured activities and an emphasis on the importance of play and informal recreation for children and young people.

The Kirklees Partnership actively promotes the development of new activities for young people through its Extend and Enrich programme which is funded through Neighbourhood Renewal Funding. Now the partnership has asked Qa to evaluate the impact of this initiative on the community and young people involved.

The evaluation will consist of:

  • Telephone interviews with stakeholders from the Young People’s Service, the voluntary sector, the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund and commissioners of activities for local young people
  • Discussion groups with local young people
  • Discussion groups with local members of the community

The findings of this evaluation will be completed in mid March. The report will include recommendations for the future development of activities for young people to maximise long-term impact of the programme.

For more details contact Angela Browne in Children and Young People on 01904 632039 or e-mail angela.browne@qaresearch.co.uk; or call Kelly Evans in Education on 01904 632039 or e-mail kelly.evans@qaresearch.co.uk