We were commissioned to conduct an evaluation of the Intensive Positive Behaviour Support project.
The purpose of the IPBS Service is to ensure those children in Leeds, with learning disabilities and/or autism with behaviours that challenge, and who are most at risk of permanent placement outside the home and outside of the city, live as normal a life as possible: staying with their family and in their community.
The evaluation, developed in conjunction with stakeholders, aimed to collect and analyse quantitative and qualitative data to understand whether:
The evaluation informed decisions regarding the future of the approach and explored whether the project is value for money.
The evaluation combined a:
We delivered a Theory of Change workshop (ToC) to explore the overall purpose, objectives and the interventions required to achieve a change and measured quantitative data at 5 and 11 months.
We also ran a series of focus groups (staff and wider stakeholders) and individual interviews with parents to gather qualitative data.