See, Hear, Respond: Final evaluation report
Date of Publication: March 2021
Author(s): Cordis Bright
Abstract: This evaluation of See, Hear, Respond, a consortium of charities and partners supporting children and families adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, takes a mixed methods approach, involving consultation with programme stakeholders, children and families, analysis of performance data, and a survey of 161 children and young people supported by the programme. The findings show, in the short-term, children and young people experienced improved outcomes, including reduced isolation and loneliness, and were successfully supported to reintegrate into education. Similarly, parents/carers reported improved mental health and wellbeing, felt more connected to services, and well supported to help their children settle at school.