Crime and reducing re-offending


Research paper on R&D and the voluntary sector

This paper published in the Probation Journal explores how work to support children and families of prisoners in the North East of England developed from very limited provision 10 years ago to what is now a substantial and multifaceted programme. Read the paper here.

Selling sex for survival: adult sexual exploitation and prostitution in the North East and Cumbria

This is our final adult sexual exploitation and prostitution report for Northern Rock Foundation and their Safety and Justice for Victims of Abuse Programme. It brings together the last eight years of research we have carried out across each of the region’s 13 local authority areas. Read the report here.

Child Sexual Exploitation in the North East and Cumbria

This is our final CSE report for Northern Rock Foundation and their Safety and Justice for Victims of Abuse Programme. It brings together the last eight years of research we have carried out across each of the region’s 13 local authority areas. Read the report here.

NEPACS case study

This case study shows the excellent work of NEPACS and the work they do in prisons and the community,  supporting prisoners and their families. It is part of a Clinks series on the work of the voluntary sector in the North East on reducing crime, improving community safety and supporting victims. This case study can be […]

Child sexual exploitation & child ISVAs in Teesside

This report looks at CSE in Teesside and reviews Barnardo’s independent sexual violence advisor service for children. It highlights an inherent problem within the criminal justice system and the service a child is able to receive once they have reported an incident of exploitation. Currently after a report, a child can receive no support that deals […]

Evaluation of Open Gate

Evaluation of Open Gates’ mentoring support to prisoners programme. Open Gate work in HMP Low Newton, the women’s prison in County Durham. To read the summary report, click here.

Evaluation of Gypsy, Romani and Traveller project in Northumberland

We evaluated Blyth Citizens Advice Bureau’s Gypsy, Romani and Traveller project in Northumberland. The project included work in prisons and the community. For a copy of the report, click here.

Domestic abuse needs assessment in Northumberland

Domestic abuse needs assessment for Safer Northumberland which was used to develop services and direct investment. For a copy of the full report, click here.

Case studies on cutting crime, improving community safety

These case studies on community safety, crime reduction and support to victims, showcase the work of the voluntary and community sector in the North East. They are part of a CLINKS/VONNE project funded by Northern Rock Foundation that is intended to support the voluntary sector involved in the Criminal Justice System.

Domestic Homicide Review

Editorial support for Safe Newcastle for their first Domestic Violence Homicide Review.

CLIENT FEEDBACK

"Barefoot did a fantatsic job of our evaluation. In particular, their approach to working with our service users was very impressive. The evaluation has answered many of our questions, but also asked us more, which gives us a great opportunity for the future."

Jayne Butler, Manager, The Comfrey Project

"As an organisation we felt that Barefoot did an excellent job of listening and understanding the needs of our review... We were thrilled with the final report; as well as being a very good read, the presentation and quality was excellent."

Cath Carnaby, Manager, Women's Health Advice Centre


"I am pleased with the honesty and thoroughness with which he (Christopher) dealt with the project. Thanks to the evaluation we now have a number of questions answered and a clear way forward."

Maureen Pearson, Area manager North East, Parentline Plus