Our Evaluation Stories webinars share the pioneering work of organisations using our approach and OutNav to learn, improve, evidence and tell the story of the difference they make.

In this Evaluation Stories webinar we focus on our work with Future Pathways. Watch now

About Future Pathways

Future Pathways supports people who were abused or neglected as a child when they were in the Scottish care system. Their work focuses on supporting people to achieve their personal outcomes so that they can lead full, healthy, and independent lives. The service is delivered by the In Care Survivors Alliance and funded by the Scottish Government.

A collaborative approach to evaluation and learning

We’ve had the pleasure of working alongside Future Pathways since 2018 to help them in embedding self-evaluation supported by OutNav. At key stages in their journey, we acted as an independent learning partner to build on their own learning.

Most recently, we reviewed evidence gathered and analysed by Future Pathways and supplemented it with new data we collected at a series of workshops and discussions with people supported by the service and partners working with Future Pathways. Findings were published in the Stepping Stones impact report in August 2023.

By combining a self-evaluation approach with independent analyses and review, Future Pathways has been able to describe and understand its impact more fully and tell a robust story of the difference that they make.

About this webinar

In this webinar, Dr Simon Bradstreet (Principal Evaluation Consultant, Matter of Focus), Flora Henderson (In Care Survivors Alliance Manager) and Louise Hall (Impact and Evaluation Lead, Future Pathways) explore key insights from the impact report and the benefits of combining ongoing self-evaluation with external input.

In this webinar, you will:

  • gain insights into the collaborative approach that led to the Stepping Stones impact report.
  • discover how the combination of self-evaluation and external input has enhanced Future Pathways’ impact assessment.
  • explore strategies for integrating self-evaluation into your organisation’s overall learning and improvement processes.

Please watch if you are interested in:

  • making the case for pioneering services
  • evaluating complex relational and trauma-informed approaches
  • collaborative approaches to enhance impact evaluation.

Watch the webinar

This webinar was held live on 8 February 2024.