social benefits for all stakeholder groups
The average cost of delivery for each service type was combined with the estimated value of the benefit of the service for each user to derive the measures of cost benefit. For baby health services, the benefits via a reduction in SDQ conduct problems score and via an improved early HLE have been presented separately, highlighting how the value for money estimates could differ dependent upon which outcomes are considered in an evaluation of the impact. Most services have a positive net benefit with the average benefit per user exceeding the cost.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
Children's Centre services
The interventions aims to provide multi-agency services at a single point of access for families with young children including childcare and early education programmes, health services, parenting classes and specialised familiy support services.
Gemeinschaft/ Gemeinden/ Kommunen
Evaluierung der Aktivität
Ten reports have been published as part of the evaluation. This report presents the last output of the evaluation and considers the potential value for money of Children’s Centres. It draws on cost data collected from 24 centres and from an analysis of the associations between centre use and improved child and family outcomes. It also uses existing evidence on the links between child and family outcomes when a child is aged three and later life outcomes and on the monetary value of outcomes. As the original intention of this strand to estimate the overall value for money of centres proved infeasible, the value for money has instead been assessed for individual types of services delivered within centres.
Average costs of delivery per users to total net benefit: (1) baby health via Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire conduct problems (2) baby health via early home learning environment (3) child play (4) parent support (any time) (5) parent support (since wave 1) (6) specialist parent/family support (any time) (7) specialist parent/family support (since wave 1) Average costs of delivery per users to total net benefit - benefit to cost ratio: (a) baby health via Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire conduct problems (b) baby health via early home learning environment (c) child play (d) parent support (any time) (e) parent support (since wave 1) (f) specialist parent/family support (any time) (g) specialist parent/family support (since wave 1)
Average costs of delivery per users to total net benefit, in pounds (1) 4,468 --> -2,232 (2) 4,468 --> 1,694 (3) 1,669 --> 1,360 (4) 958 --> 2,027 (5) 831 --> 4,564 (6) 1,685 --> 4,414 (7) 746 --> 4,081 (a) 0.50 (b) 1.38 (c) 1.81 (d) 3.12 (e) 6.49 (f) 3.62 (g) 6.47