Children and Young People

Our team has vast experience of undertaking research with children and young people. We fully understand the protocols for carrying out this kind of research and have strict procedures in place for gathering appropriate consents for young people to participate in research. Our team enjoys engaging with young people, building rapport and trust to enable them to fully express their views and opinions. Here are a few examples of our work in this area.

Client: Inspiring Scotland

Title: Evaluation of the 14:19 Fund

Description: Inspiring Scotland’s 14:19 Fund is the longest running fund it runs. This ten year programme supports ventures that work with young people aged 14 to 19, living in disadvantaged areas, into positive destinations. We carried out an impact evaluation which involved a desktop review, interviews with deliverers, telephone and face to face discussions with young people and stakeholders. The report is available here.

Client: Action for Children

Title: Evaluation of the Side Step project

Description:  We evaluated the Side Step project, which aims to support and divert young people away from serious organised crime.  This was sensitive work which involved interviews with young people, parents, staff and partners. We worked closely with project staff to arrange interviews with young people and parents in their homes.

Client: Action for Children, The Prince’s Trust, SSF

Title: Evaluations of CashBack supported activity

Description:  We have worked with Action for Children, the Prince’s Trust and SSF over a number of years evaluating their CashBack supported activities. This work involves face to face and telephone interviews with many young people who participate in activities. We have gathered young people’s views using a range of methods designed engage them in the research. We have developed interesting case studies which illustrate the benefit and value of young people’s participation in these activities.