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

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

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. What would have happened anyway?Before and after: Data on risk levels before and after interventionNo intervention: Data on ‘synthetic’ control group
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Questions and discussion

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