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This book is groundbreaking: it contains twenty or thirty short rough example descriptions from various fields of social work or child welfare, and makes tangible what it means to impement outcome evaluation.
Fiona Blacke, Chief Executive, National Youth Agency.
Liz Hoggarth and Hilary Comfort provide a convincing argument for why those working with children and young people should measure outcomes... As the authors argue, evaluating outcomes isn't a paper exercise - it is about improving services and shaping a better quality of life for the young. This is a well-written and valuable handbook that all practitioners and managers in the youth sector should keep by their side.
Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Senior Lecturer Mental Health and Social Work, Middlesex University and management mentor.
One cannot underestimate the importance of demonstrating how we evaluate services and the need for everyone involved to develop and acquire knowledge and skills in this area. This is a timely and much welcomed text which is both accessible and provides an in-depth knowledge of the topic. It will certainly be on the reading list for all my students, particularly leaders and managers in care services and comes highly recommended.