Proof from our Practice
‘Evidence Based Practice’ is the term used to show that the practice and service of professionals has science or scientific measurement to back up its effectiveness and use. This tends to relate to the use of data and often paperwork, in the form of surveys and questionnaires.
This type of feedback satisfy commissioners and bodies who need to evidence impact and outcomes, and is known as the hard data (and the numbers), which show that the money spent was worth it. However, in addition to this it is also our view that the voice and the perspective of the actual service users must not be lost or overlooked. The qualitative data needs to be captured, as well as the quantitative.
By using evaluation forms and therapeutic activities we seek to gather the thoughts and feedback of the children and families that we work with. It makes a big difference, in our opinion when you gain feedback directly from the beneficiaries, especially in their own words.
We also like to share (with permission and where appropriate) some examples of the work and intervention that we have been involved in.
These can serve as case studies and samples of useful ways in which we have engaged with the children we have worked with.
Please take a look below for some examples of feedback given by service users.
I was listened to.
I found out that Rob did a fantastic job with (). He's turned his life around for the better. Seen a good change in (). We're proud of him.
I felt that any issues that have arisen have been dealt with in a professional but caring manner, and I have been listened to.
I felt the help we received was good because it really helped () to have someone on school that he could talk to, and I felt better knowing he had that support.
In my opinion, the help here was amazing because Robert really understood me and was a very social, caring person.
Dear Robert, I hope you liked our last visit and thank you for helping me.
Infant school child
The place was good and I did feel improvement. The sessions made me more confident and I stopped worrying about stuff. He listened to me throughout the sessions.
The boys really developed a good relationship with Robert and really enjoyed seeing him each week. So they were able to trust him and open up to see if there was any emotions regarding older brother's ASD.
I was always kept well informed about the progress and strategies used. Also was given some really good advice as to what to do next.