Evaluation coordinators have supported us during Rounds One and Two of the Innovation Programme (Rees Centre for Round One and Opcit Research for Round Two). The evaluation coordinators:
- oversee the progress of evaluations, bringing together data to demonstrate progress towards the Innovation Programme and PiP objectives
- assure the quality of the evaluation plans to ensure that they don’t only serve the project’s specific needs, but also contribute to our goal of a national evaluation
- support the development of the evidence base for the What Works Centre, and the development of a culture of evidence-based practice in children’s social care
The DfE oversee this process through the Evaluation Advisory Board: board members include Isabelle Trowler, the Chief Social Worker, representatives from the What Work Centre incubator and their research partner, as well as key senior officials.