Client: The Fostering Network
Support the pilot of this DfE funded innovative approach to fostering and develop a national platform to engage young people and capture their feedback
In 2015 we were asked by The Fostering Network to support the inception and implementation of the pilot of Mockingbird Family Model and engage young people in a national platform to capture their feedback about the Mockingbird Family Model.
Mockingbird was funded via the Department for Education’s Children’s Social Care Innovation Fund, a £100m fund for projects to improve children’s social care.
As with all new projects, the success of the programme was based on the impact it created for young people. As this was a pilot project, we were asked to evaluate directly with young people to establish the project’s impact on their lives, in a way that was not conventional consultation, but would be exciting, developmental and fun for them.