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Research and evaluation undertaken by our members

The ‘Standard of Evidence’ referred to in each case gives an indication of our level of confidence in the results, with a higher standard corresponding to a higher level of confidence. These standards only apply to impact results. For more information, see Nesta’s ‘Standards of Evidence’ (2013).

Army Cadet Force - ACF and CCFA – Deliverable 1 – Cadet Syllabus Framework (TQ Education and Training, June 2015)

A process evaluation of the Army Cadet training syllabus and progression system, with recommendations for development.

Standard of Evidence: N/A

Army Cadet Force - ACF and CCFA – Deliverable 4 – Training Aides Study (TQ Education and Training, July 2015)

Market research with key stakeholders on training aides.

Standard of Evidence: N/A

Army Cadet Force - ACF and CCFA – Deliverable 5 – Train the Trainer Solutions Study (TQ Education and Training, July 2015)

Market research with key stakeholders on instructor training, development, and train the trainer courses.

Standard of Evidence: N/A

Army Cadet Force - ACF and CCFA – Deliverable 2 – Stakeholder Consultation (TQ Education and Training, August 2015)

Market research with key stakeholders on a revised syllabus framework.

Standard of Evidence: N/A

Army Cadet Force - ACF and CCFA – Deliverable 3 – Benchmarking & Best Practice Study (TQ Education and Training, August 2015)

A comparative study of ‘similar’ organisations including The Scout Association and Volunteer Police Cadets.

Standard of Evidence: N/A

The Boys' Brigade - Development Worker Meeting Notes (Boys’ Brigade, June 2016)

A staff review meeting of UYSAF.

Standard of Evidence: N/A

Girlguiding - Impact report 2012-2013 (Girlguiding, 2013)

A combined report on the impact of Girlguiding, market research on girls’ attitudes and experiences, and key activities from the year.

Standard of Evidence: Level 1

Girlguiding - Impact report 2015 (Girlguiding, 2016)

A combined report on the impact of Girlguiding and key activities from the year.

Standard of Evidence: Level 1

Girlguiding - Exploring the impact of Girlguiding among alumni (BMG Research, 2015)

A mixed methods evaluation of the impact that Girlguiding has had on adult women.

Standard of Evidence: Level 1

Girlguiding - Girls’ Attitudes Survey 2016 (Girlguiding, 2016)

Market research with girls on a wide range of issues.

Standard of Evidence: N/A

 

Girlguiding - Being our best: Girlguiding’s plan for 2020 (Girlguiding, 2016)

Includes market research with volunteers, parents, supporters, staff and girls.

Standard of Evidence: N/A

Fire Cadets - RESPECT: a personal development programme for young people at risk of social exclusion: Final Report (Ward, Thurston & Alford, October 2009)

A process evaluation of a targeted programme run by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service with partners.

Standard of Evidence: N/A

Fire Cadets - The Future of Community Fire Cadets (London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, 2013)

A process evaluation to assess the role of the Community Fires Cadets programme within the Fire Service’s wider youth engagement programmes.

Standard of Evidence: N/A

Fire Cadets - Evaluation of Fire Cadets Scheme (London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, 2015)

A process evaluation to determine whether using a volunteer model for delivery is viable.

Standard of Evidence: N/A

Fire Cadets - Quality, Outcome Evaluation v. Oct 2016 (Fire Cadets, 2016)

A process evaluation to determine whether using a volunteer model for delivery is viable.

Standard of Evidence: N/A

RAF Air Cadets - Benefits to the RAF of the Air Cadet organisation (Command Scientific Support Branch, July 1999)

An evaluation of the impact of the Air Cadets programme focussing on benefits to the RAF.

Standard of Evidence: Level 2

RAF Air Cadets - 2009 ATC Cadet Survey data (RAF Air Cadets, 2009)

Summary data from market research (including demographics) with Air Cadets.

Standard of Evidence: N/A

RAF Air Cadets - 2009 ATC Staff Survey data (RAF Air Cadets, 2009)

Summary data from market research (including demographics) with programme staff.

Standard of Evidence: N/A

Sea Cadets - MSSC Annual Review (MSSC, November 2016)

A combined report on the impact of Sea Cadets and key activities from the year.

Standard of Evidence:

Sea Cadets - UYSAF2 report (Sea Cadets, forthcoming)

A review of the Sea Cadets’ UYSAF2-funded work in East London.

Standard of Evidence:

The Scout Association - Typical young people… A study of what young people are really like today (nfpSynergy, 2007)

A quantitative survey of a representative sample of UK young people supported by qualitative interviews asking general questions on how they think and feel.

Standard of Evidence: N/A

The Scout Association - Impact Assessment Evaluation of The Scout Association (Public and Corporate Economic Consultants, February 2011)

A mixed methods evaluation of the impact of Scouting on young people, volunteers and the community.

Standard of Evidence: Level 1

The Scout Association - The Future of Scouting: Social Action Research (Livity, December 2013)

A mixed methods piece of market research into Scouts’ attitudes and beliefs around social action.

Standard of Evidence: N/A

The Scout Association - Scouts: Research projects completed with nfpSynergy (nfpSynergy, 2013)

A summary of 10 research projects covering findings on impact, process and market research.

Standard of Evidence: N/A

The Scout Association - Scouting for Skills (Demos, 2014)

A qualitative impact evaluation looking at skills development from Scouting, including some process findings.

Standard of Evidence: Level 1

The Scout Association - Learning by Doing (Demos, 2015)

A mixed method study into whether non-formal learning is sufficiently embedded into the British education system.

Standard of Evidence: N/A

The Scout Association - Character by Doing (Demos, 2015)

A mixed methods evaluation of the Character by Doing programme – piloting Cub activities in schools.

Standard of Evidence: Level 2/3

Volunteer Police Cadets - Cadets and the Capital (Melissa Pepper, January 2012)

A mixed method study of the Metropolitan Police Service Volunteer Police Cadets, exploring motivations for engagement.

Standard of Evidence: N/A

Volunteer Police Cadets - Equality Impact Assessment (Hampshire Constabulary, October 2014)

An assessment of the VPC programme against the Equality Act 2010.

Standard of Evidence: N/A

Volunteer Police Cadets - Police Scotland Youth Volunteers (PSYV) Evaluation Report (Catch the Light, November 2014)

A mixed process and impact evaluation of the PSYV scheme.

Standard of Evidence: Level 2

Volunteer Police Cadets - A critical evaluation into the impact that the Volunteer Police Cadet scheme plays in relation to the development of the cadets (Emma Crowther, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2015)

A mixed method study of the Greater Manchester Police Service Volunteer Police Cadets exploring impact in terms of skills development and police perceptions.

Standard of Evidence: Level 1