Publication - Research and analysis

Evaluation of the Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund: interim report

Published: 23 Apr 2019
Directorate:
Housing and Social Justice Directorate
ISBN:
9781787816572

Iconic Consulting is conducting a formative evaluation of the core funding awards made by the CYPFEI & ALEC Fund.

Evaluation of the Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund: interim report
Appendix 1: Self-Assessment Form

Appendix 1: Self-Assessment Form

An online self-assessment form has been an important research tool throughout the evaluation of the CYPFEI & ALEC Fund. It was initially distributed to all 118 funded organisations in May 2016 and the exercise was repeated in November 2017.

The survey covers the following key aspects of third sector organisations and the CYPFEI & ALEC Fund:

  • Knowledge, skills and capacity
  • Prevention and early intervention
  • Third sector partnerships
  • Local groups and national structures
  • Interaction with Scottish Government / Education Scotland
  • Financial sustainability
  • Equality issues

Each theme consisted of between two and four questions. For each question, respondents were asked to rate their response to a statement on a scale of 1 to 10 where 10 was the highest/most positive response. An open-text question was also included for each theme to enable respondents to provide additional comments or further detail on their responses. An example is shown below.

Prevention and Early Intervention

Q1. On a scale of one to ten, please rate the importance of prevention and early intervention to your organisation.

1 - Prevention and early intervention are not at all important to my organisation
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10 - Prevention and early intervention are very important to my organisation

Q2. On a scale of one to ten, please rate the extent to which prevention and early intervention are embedded in the delivery of your organisation's core services.

1 - Prevention and early intervention are not at all embedded in the delivery of my organisation's core services
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10 - Prevention and early intervention are fully embedded in the delivery of my organisation's core services.

Q3. Please use the space below if you want to make any comments on prevention and early intervention in your organisation.

For each question the average (mean) and distribution of responses were calculated. An average was also produced for each theme to provide an overview of responses.

To try to aid continuity in responses, the 2017 survey was distributed to the same organisational contact as the baseline survey, where they remained in post. In some cases, the contact had changed and the form was completed by a different member of staff. It is possible that their interpretations of the question, as well as their personal views and experiences, may differ and this could be a factor in change in the findings over time.


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