We understand that grief is not a linear process – as any assessment tool will give a snapshot of the individual at that point in time. Therefore, our evaluation focuses on building a holistic view of where a family are in their journey of grief and how our support has helped at each point in time.
We look at our four charitable objectives (to improve family relationships, connect families and young children with their school/community, help them understand their grief and reduce social isolation). We then use Likert scales with families to identify where they would put themselves at the start of our work and where they are at the end of each phase of support. We seek qualitative feedback to evaluate the impact of the work we have undertaken. Focus groups are used to elicit specific feedback to inform new initiatives.
Alongside our own processes, we commission Independent Evaluation Reports to provide us with an external view of our work. The results of our most recent external evaluation, prepared by Steve Allman in April 2022, provides a really thorough overview of the impact of our support.
Read our Trustee Annual Report & Accounts 2022-2023
For a comprehensive report of all our activities to support bereaved children, young people and their families in the local community, please read the FiG Annual Report 2022-2023.Trustee Annual Report & Accounts 2022-2023
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