Policy Evaluation

Demonstrating effectiveness and delivering good outcomes for the children and families who benefit from Family Hubs are crucial. We encourage all Family Hubs who register with the Network to include information on the outcomes they have achieved and any evaluation or other reports which explain how they are tracking progress. We also publish short case studies which give insights into how particular problems were successfully addressed using a Family Hubs model. We welcome the Government’s commitment to build the evidence base on integrated family service models through the evaluation innovation fund, and look forward to sharing the learning from all the research projects.

Alison Tomes, Locality Service Manager for Doncaster Council tells the story of their Family Hubs journey with particular insight into their performance framework and measuring outcomes.

Such information is a key aspect of the shared learning platform this website aims to provide for policy-makers, commissioners and providers. The aim is that local authority areas can learn from each other how best to develop, evaluate and improve their Family Hubs so they are as effective as possible in helping families and preventing poor outcomes.