Theory of change

standard_2_2015_mediumWe take impact measurement seriously at SHS, both to ensure we are making the most of funders money, but most importantly to ensure that we are delivering an outstanding service to the children and families we work with.

Take a look at a short one minute video of our previous Chief Executive, Jan Tallis, talking to the Alliance of Useful Evidence about the importance of measuring the effectiveness of services using a theory of change.

We have been working with New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) a charity think tank over a number of years to produce our theory of change for our school practitioner service. The theory of change helps us to identify the activities that we are delivering and the outcomes that we aim to achieve. This work helped us to clarify the short term impact we have on children and families, whilst also identifying the longer term outcomes for children.

SHS Theory of Change diagram