cedar success and evaluation
In 2007 the Scottish Government funded a significant research project to look at the success of Cedar. Using an action research approach it brings together evidence from the full Cedar pilot programme. This provided a systemic and reflective approach to evaluation to support self and peer review, on-going wider dialogue and sharing of lessons amongst Cedar practitioners, managers and other multi-agency partners.
The evaluation process was underpinned by a ‘knowledge-based practice approach’ which brought together the views of children, young people and mothers participating in the programme, with the views and experience of practitioners and formal research or evaluation evidence from elsewhere.
It was written both for professional policy makers and children’s service practitioners and planners in the UK and beyond, who are interested in Cedar and considering the adoption of the Cedar approach in their own area. It shows how Cedar fits into a bigger picture of outcomes for children and young people.
Cedar has been a great thing for myself and my daughter to go through. I appreciate how it has made and mended my thoughts and managed to help me find myself again and support me and my daughter’s relationship. Thank you so much. It is amazing to have thoughts of a proper future.