At Pause, we learn from practice to create a continuous cycle of reflection, learning and improvement. Our ongoing evaluation and learning is drawn from the experiences women that we support and the Pause Practitioners working alongside them. We seek to work collaboratively and learn from them, others in the sector and beyond.
The difference that Pause makes
This is a snapshot of the difference Pause Practices made across the UK last year (2019/20). The data shows the continued need for services like Pause and the experiences women have when they start the Pause Programme. Since 2013, Pause has reached nearly 2,300 women who have had over 7,100 children removed from their care. This data shows improved outcomes for women in areas such as mental health, housing and relationships with children.
This is what we learned from the women we work with…
Independent Department for Education evaluation
As an organisation, we are curious and self-reflective. We also work with externally-commissioned evaluations to help us learn from what has and has not worked at key points of our journey.
An independent evaluation was commissioned by the Department for Education’s Innovation Fund in July 2017. The evaluation was undertaken by Opcit Research and University of Central Lancashire with a remit to assess the impact of programme delivery and processes through which impact was achieved for 125 women through seven Pause Practices.
If you would like to find out more please get in touch with Roz Thomasoo, Knowledge & Evaluation Lead here.