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Evaluating innovation projects in children’s social care

Inquiry

Since 2014 the Department for Education has provided over £300 million of funding to a range of “innovation projects”, intended to help local authorities improve outcomes for children and improve value for money children’s social care.

In June 2024, the National Audit Office noted DfE’s exemplary approach to evaluation and learning in the programme.

The Committee will question the senior responsible officials at DfE on how this “Innovation Programme” and its successors were rolled out, how DfE evaluates the success of such projects, and how the approach is being applied to other policy development processes, including decisions on funding.  

If you have evidence on how DfE funds, oversees and evaluates children’s social care innovation projects please submit it here by Thursday 1 September 2022.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Thursday 1 September 2022.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Twenty-Seventh Report - Evaluating innovation projects in children’s social care
Inquiry Evaluating innovation projects in children’s social care
Committees Public Accounts Committee
HC 38
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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8 September 2022
Inquiry Evaluating innovation projects in children’s social care
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Oral Evidence
EPC0001 - Evaluating innovation projects in children’s social care
Witnesses Coram
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Written Evidence
EPC0002 - Evaluating innovation projects in children’s social care
Witnesses The Local Government Association
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Written Evidence
EPC0003 - Evaluating innovation projects in children’s social care
Witnesses Hertfordshire County Council
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Written Evidence

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