Evaluation of social pedagogy pilot programme in residential children's homes



Social pedagogy is widely used in residential children’s services in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and elsewhere in Europe.  It is a system of theory, practice and training that focuses on children’s ‘education’ in the broadest sense of the word.  The government has committed to explore the effectiveness of social pedagogy in children’s residential care.  This model was piloted between 2009 and 2011 in children’s homes in England and the aim of this research was to evaluate the implementation and impact of the pilot programme.  More specifically, the evaluation set out to:

This research is now concluded. The final report can be accessed at this link:


And an executive summary is here: https://www.education.gov.uk/puublications/eOrderingDownload/DFE-RB148.pdf

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