Evaluation of Growing Futures - Research report

McCracken, Katie, FitzSimons, Ana, Priest, Sarah, Bracewell, Kelly orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-4635-7489 and Stanley, Nicky orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-7644-1625 (2017) Evaluation of Growing Futures - Research report. Technical Report. www.gov.uk/government/publications, London.

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Intended outcomes of the project
Growing Futures was established in Doncaster to improve the outcomes of families, and particularly children and young people (CYP), who have experienced Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA), by improving the services that work with them. More specifically, the intention of the Growing Futures project, as stated in its programme proposal, was to achieve the following outcomes:
• to reduce the emotional harm caused by DVA to CYP
• to directly support recovery from DVA for victims and their children
• to significantly reduce repeat victimisation
• to challenge the acceptance of DVA among families and the wider community
• to break the pattern of abuse as it re-presents itself in CYP
As measurable targets, Growing Futures sought:
• to reduce repeat cases to the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) by 25%
• to reduce repeat referrals to social care where DVA is a factor by 30%
• to reduce the number of children admitted to care by reducing the number of Children in Need where DVA is a factor by 10%

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