Champions Boards - Evidence and Learning
The evaluation of our Champions Board initiative is being carried out by Research Scotland. They will publish their final Evaluation Report in September 2021.
Champions Boards are forums which create a unique space for care experienced young people to meet with key decision-makers, service leads and elected members to influence the design and delivery of services which directly affect them.
The Trust has funded 21 Champions Boards across Scotland.
As we have funded, we have also produced two reports to gather a wider understanding of the benefits of Champions Boards for young people with care experience.
These reports are intended to share this learning and demonstrate why Champions Boards are so important to amplifying the voice of young people, and meaningfully involving them in decisions that affect their day to day lives.
The evaluation of Champions Boards will look at how far Trust funding has been successful in, among other things, the following:
- young people with care experience develop positive relationships through Champions Boards and related support
- young people with care experience become active in their communities
- young people with care experience develop the confidence and skills to influence policy/practice relating to their lives
- corporate Parents and service providers have improved understanding of the needs and aspirations of care experienced young people