Publications

The ATQ team has authored or co-authored a number of publications, as described below.

Reflections on our experience of supporting this programme as Implementation Partner

In the current context of reporting on knife crime, funding of Violence Reduction Units (VRUs) and other contextual safeguarding initiatives, we have revisited the findings from our four years’ experience providing implementation support for the Home Office’s Trusted Relationships programme between 2018 and 2022.  This was a pilot programme that funded 11 different projects across the country to see what works when supporting vulnerable young people.

For those working in this field, there will be nothing very new or surprising in our observations but for those not familiar, there is a lot of nuance in how best to tailor support around and with young people – especially when the same young person can be seen as both a victim and a protagonist.

One of the keys – and a familiar argument made by many involved with social inclusion issues – is consistency of funding makes a huge difference.  It does not need to be a lot but it does need to be there to catalyse permanent social networks and infrastructures.

Be the Change Social Impact Bond

Final in-depth review, produced as part of the independent Commissioning Better Outcomes evaluation

Authored by ATQ Director, Neil Stanworth

2nd in-depth review (2022)

The 2nd in-depth report on this project which aims to get people living with HIV in South London into treatment. Produced under the CBO evaluation, it focuses on the impact of the COVID pandemic and how the project responded to it

Update Report 2 (2021)

The 2nd evaluation report into the Growth Fund details the progress and impact of the Growth Fund up to the end of 2020

2nd in-depth review (2021)

The 2nd report on this project which aims to help people in Newcastle improve their wellbeing by better managing long-term health conditions. Produced under the CBO evaluation, it focuses on project performance, benefits and challenges at the mid-point of delivery

1st in-depth review (2020)

The 1st report on this project which aimed to support young people with special educational needs to travel independently to school on public transport. Produced under the CBO evaluation, it looks at how the project was conceived, designed and implemented

Update Report 1 (2019)

The 1st report on the Growth Fund focusing on the establishment of the fund, the relationships between the founding partners and the achievements made in the early stages

2nd in-depth review (2018)

The 2nd report on this project which aimed to support people with mental health needs into sustained employment. Produced under the CBO evaluation, it focuses on project performance, benefits and challenges at the mid-point of delivery

1st in-depth review (2017)

The 1st report on this project which aimed to support people at risk of homelessness in Northamptonshire. Produced under the CBO evaluation, it looks at how the project was conceived, designed and implemented

1st in-depth review (2015)

The 1st report on this project produced under the CBO evaluation, looking at how it was conceived, designed and implemented

A how-to guide for Commissioners: (2013)

A technical guide to assessing the financial case for a SIB, produced jointly with the UK Cabinet Office

Report on the feasibility and design stage (2012)

A report for the UK Cabinet Office on the outcome of four pilot projects with English Local Authorities, to test the feasibility of using Payment by Results or SIBs to improve outcomes for troubled families