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Evaluation of the North Yorkshire Partners in Practice Programme (including No Wrong Door Programme)

 NatCen  Social Research has been commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) to carry out an evaluation of the Partners in Practice programme (PiP) taking place in North Yorkshire County Council with a key focus on two recent developments of the No Wrong Door programme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) and Leaving Care extensions. 

As part of the research, NatCen would like to carry out telephone interviews with key staff who either coordinate the delivery or directly deliver the NWD extensions and related Partners in Practice activities. 


Documentwithrosette Who is carrying out the research?

This research is being carried out by NatCen Social Research. NatCen Social Research is the UK’s leading independent social research agency. We’re proud to have been carrying out research on behalf of government, charities and other organisations for nearly 50 years. We are a non-profit organisation, completely independent of government departments and political parties.

This study is being commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) and managed by Opcit Research. Opcit Research is an independent London-based research institute who provide impartial social research and consultancy to help develop better public policy.


Newspaper Why take part?

The interviews will form part of the ‘formative phase’ of the evaluation, a key aim of allow an overview of the progress of the extensions to date and provide important insights to shape the future development and delivery of the programme.

Question MarkWhat's Involved?

NatCen Social Research would like to invite you to take part in a short telephone interview lasting between 45 to 60 minutes, including an introduction to the study and answering any questions you might have. The telephone conversation would be with a researcher from NatCen and take place at a time and date convenient for you in September 2018.

Taking part is completely voluntary, and you are free to change your mind at any time. The discussion will cover your thoughts on:

  • The current progress of the extension activities you are involved in
  • Its progress in relation to:
    • Changes in design and delivery
    • Enablers and barriers to progress
  • Key lessons:
    • To inform the future delivery of the extension
    • Wider lessons for other programmes

We will ask your permission to audio record your answers so nothing you say is forgotten. If you don’t want to be recorded, we can make written notes instead. NatCen will keep all recordings and/or written notes securely so that no one else can access them. Our systems are encrypted and password protected.


Multiple Speech Bubbles How will we use what you say?

 We will write a report about the issues that you and others have spoken about for the Department for Education.


Padlock What will happen to any information I give?

 We will treat information you give in strictest confidence under the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Personal data will be stored securely and destroyed once the research is over. We will never pass on your personal details to anyone else. The results of the research are used for research purposes only. 

Please be aware that although NatCen will not identify you in any of their outputs, your views may still be identifiable because of the small number of interviews conducted. The researcher will discuss confidentiality issues with you and check that you are comfortable with your contribution at the start and end of the interview. 

What are my rights?

Participation in the research is voluntary and you have the right to withdraw at any stage. We hope that you will choose to take part as we rely on the voluntary cooperation of people invited to take part.

During the fieldwork period you have the right to request that your data is amended, if it is not accurate, or that your data is deleted. If you wish to lodge a complaint you can do so by contacting NatCen Social Research at

If we are not able to resolve your complaint you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.


Question MarkWhy have I been selected to take part?

 We would like to speak to you because of your detailed knowledge of the No Wrong Door programme and/or its delivery.  Your participation is greatly appreciated and will help inform the evaluation approach and shape the evaluation tools.