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Evaluation of the impact and value of volunteers in Action for Children children’s centres

Action for Children commissioned OPM and NCVO to carry out an independent evaluation of the impact of volunteers in Action for Children children’s centres. The aim of the research was to explore and demonstrate the impact that volunteers in Action for Children children’s centres can have on children and families, children’s centre staff and the local… Read More

Scoping study – Quality Assurance in the Voluntary and Community Sector

This report is the result of a scoping exercise into the ways in which the voluntary and community sector (VCS), voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) and funders and commissioners of VCOs use and perceive quality standards. Voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) are increasingly expected to demonstrate to funders and commissioners their approach to quality assurance…. Read More

Evaluation of Sacred Spaces programme

OPM were commissioned to conduct an evaluation of Sacred Spaces, a pilot programme run by Curriculum Enhancement for the Common Era (CE4CE) and funded by Creativity Culture and Education (CCE) which aimed to deliver creative and cultural learning in supplementary school settings.

Involving children and young people in health services

Children and young people are key stakeholders of the NHS and their interests must be at the centre of health and local government services. To generate a consensus across child health professionals in the NHS and local government, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the NHS Confederation, with support from the Office… Read More

Children and young people’s health – where next?

Children and young people are key stakeholders of the NHS and their interests must be at the centre of health and local government services. To generate a consensus across child health professionals in the NHS and local government, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the NHS Confederation, with support from the Office… Read More

Evaluation of Health and Wellbeing Clinics

OPM, working with specialist health consultancy HPA, was commissioned by Macmillan Cancer Support to evaluate its health and wellbeing clinics, which were piloted in 14 sites across the UK with the aim of improving aftercare for people affected by cancer. This report is the final report of three which have been produced during the one-year… Read More

Better Services, Better Value: Engaging on the future of healthcare in South West London

The Better Services Better Value review is looking at ways to drive up the quality of patient  care and health services in South West London, and to make sure the local NHS spends its money as effectively as possible. NHS South West London has set up Clinical Working Groups – made up of local doctors,… Read More

Early Talk 0-3 pilot evaluation

I CAN is the children’s communication charity. The Early Talk 0-3 programme focuses on supporting children’s communication development right from the start. It works with services, settings, practitioners and parents to ensure the knowledge, skills and understanding to develop babies’, toddlers’ and young children’s communication skills. The Early Talk 0-3 pilot was independently evaluated by… Read More