In this era of public spending cuts, the pressure is intensified to deliver services that have a measurable impact on people’s lives.

This essential one-day conference on Wednesday 4th December will provide you with the chance to debate challenges, gain actionable insights, hear best practice and share ideas with other professionals working with children, young people and families from across the country.

Children & Young People Now has gathered together some of the sharpest thinkers and most inspiring practitioners to address the pressing challenges organisations face and put forward proven approaches and solutions to help maximise impact.

The conference will enable you to:

  • Get up to speed on the current initiatives on impact measurement and evaluation in children’s services
  • Gain insights into how the What Works Centre for Children's Social Care is supporting the sector to demonstrate impact 
  • Discover how an ‘equity approach’ to outcomes can make programmes more effective
  • Explore what to do with results that are disappointing and consider how best to report your outcomes 
  • Evaluate what’s important and useful about the Theory of Change approach and how to apply this to your setting 
  • Understand the steps required for a local, contextual design and evaluation of whole-system change for children and young people
  • Overcome barriers and realise opportunities for bringing about effective evaluation of multi-agency, place-based programmes
  • Hear how to design robust impact measurement approaches for social and emotional skills
  • Evaluate how effectively your organisation listens and responds to young people with a view to improving outcomes

This day is designed for:

  • Directors, heads and managers of services for children, young people and families
  • Charity chiefs and senior staff
  • Service commissioners
  • Heads of strategy
  • Quality assurance and performance managers
  • Heads of evaluation and evidence
  • Researchers
  • Policy advisers and officers
  • Early help teams
  • Children’s centre managers
  • Youth workers
  • Safeguarding managers
  • Children’s health professionals