1B - Measuring your impact - Sue Holloway and Laura Blazey
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1B - Measuring your impact - Sue Holloway and Laura Blazey



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1B - Measuring your impact - Sue Holloway and Laura Blazey 1B - Measuring your impact - Sue Holloway and Laura Blazey Presentation Transcript

  • Measuring impact:Barnardo’s interventions for sexually exploited young people Sue Holloway, Pro Bono Economics Laura Blazey, Barnardo’s Barnardo’s Registered Charity Nos. 216250 and SC037605
  • Pro Bono EconomicsAims to match volunteer economists with charities – usually looking at impact and value for moneySet up in March 2009 - since then:180 economist volunteersProposals from over 90 charities12 projects completed, 32 being worked on
  • Barnardo’sBarnardo’s runs 20 specialist sexual exploitation services across the UKSupporting young people to exit and recover from exploitative situationsWorking to increase the range of protective factors in their lives.
  • The Project2006 publication of two year research study demonstrated quantitatively positive impact on the lives of young peopleWider impact on society?Team from Bank of England
  • The projectOutcome data from 539 service usersMonetary value assigned to four additional risk factors • Going missing • Substance abuse • Disengagement from education, training or employment • Accommodation need
  • What would have happened anyway?Before and after: Data on risk levels before and after interventionNo intervention: Data on ‘synthetic’ control group
  • What we foundSignificant reduction in lifetime costs associated with the risksPotential saving of six times cost - before and afterPotential saving of twelve times cost - without intervention and after
  • The learningFree but not without cost to the charity • Agreeing the scope of the project • Data gatheringGetting the tone right • Methodology & assumptions - conservative, and transparent • Everyone needs to be clear about what report does and doesn’t say
  • Questions and discussion