Shelby Consulting undertook the evaluation of the Child and Parent Centres. As well as taking part in the development of the program logic Shelby carried out extensive field work including site visits to 16 Centres around the state to interview the key stakeholders, and conducted an on-line survey of a broader range of stakeholders. The data was analysed and a report of the findings compiled. Extensive program data, including attendance and activities carried out was analysed.
This evaluation required the review of the relevant background documentation of the program and analysis of the quantitative data provided, and extensive consultation regarding the implementation of the Initiative in their specific contexts for each of the Centres and the services available in their local communities. The report includes evaluation of the implementation of the Initiative, as well as indication of the effectiveness to date, and suggestions for improvement.Back To Project List