Evaluation of Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme

Rees Centre, Evaluation Co-Ordinator (round one 2014-2016)

The Department for Education (DfE) launched the Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme in 2013.
The Rees Centre was appointed as the Evaluation Co-ordinator for the entire programme across round one. 

Final Report

Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme: Final Evaluation Report Professor Judy Sebba, Dr Nikki Luke, Di McNeish, Dr Alun Rees, November 2017

Thematic Reports across the programme

Our reports look at evidence across the programme (July 2017):

What have we learned about good social work systems and practice in children’s social care? pdf

Adolescent service change and the edge of care pdf

Child sexual exploitation and mental health pdf

Systemic conditions for innovation in children’s social care pdf

Informing better decisions through use of data in children’s social care pdf

Project Evaluations

57 individual projects were evaluated by 22 evaluation teams in Wave 1.

See Spring Consortium for summaries and full reports of individual project evaluations.

Literature and Evidence Reviews

A selection of reviews undertaken at the start of the evaluation by the evaluation teams.


Evaluation Guide

A short guide to the evaluation requirements of the programme: Evaluation Guide (pdf)


Judy Sebba, Nikki Luke, Alun Rees and Di McNeish.
Supported by Diana Jones.