Families and parenting


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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 […]

Evaluation of the Musical Relationships project

Evaluation of the Musical Relationships project for Children North East. This was an innovative musical development project working with homeless families and young children.

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.

Parents with learning difficulties in Newcastle upon Tyne

This piece of research looked at provision for parents with learning disabilities in Newcastle and gaps in services. We looked at perspectives from the health authority, the judiciary, local authority, voluntary sector and from parents.

Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training – CRAFT

We have recently completed an in depth evaluation of CRAFT for PROPS North East, following two groups of carers over eight months who went through a CRAFT programme.

Integrated Family Support – Prisoners and Families

We are evaluating the NEPACS and pact project – Integrated Family Support for Prisoners and Families – in the North East of England. This is a national initiative funded by NOMS and the Department for Education.

Women’s Health Advice Centre, Northumberland

An evaluation of WHAC’s services between 2008 and 20011

Working with children and families of offenders

A guide for local authorities and partnerships

Evaluation of the BU Mental Health Diploma

Impact assessment and review of a diploma taught in schools


"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