dreamwall is a registered charity established in 2002 to engage, support and develop vulnerable young people experiencing inequality or disadvantage. Whilst it leads a variety of interventions, much of its work is underpinned by the delivery of Social and Emotional Development (SED) programmes. These are regular and ongoing residential programmes designed to meet the needs of specific groups including young people who are:
• In the care of local authorities
• At risk of foster placement breakdown
• At risk of offending
• Not in education, employment or training
• Suffering from poor health due to lifestyle
• Experiencing significant personal, social and relationship problems
In summer 2004, dreamwall began work with Southampton City Council (SCC) to deliver the Time Out programme. Focused on young people within or at risk of entering the care system, the partnership was in the first instance designed to assist SCC in preventing foster care placement breakdown and excessive use of respite care: both growing problems for the council at the time. dreamwall’s proposal to SCC was to provide planned respite breaks for foster carers by engaging Children Looked After (CLA) in its SED residential programmes. In practical terms, the initial delivery stage of Time Out provided each young person deemed to be at risk of placement breakdown with a four day residential activity break during the summer and a subsequent package of twelve weekends throughout the year.
Editor's comments - [ This is the 2008 monitoring and evaluation report for dreamwall’s Time Out programme.
Time Out is a residential-based activity programme delivered to Children Looked After in Southampton with the twin aims of improving foster care placement stability and improving the social and emotional well-being of participants.
The report provides an assessment of programme progress to dreamwall’s management and trustees, Southampton City Council and other stakeholders. It is organised around the following sections:
• An assessment of the key statistical outcomes achieved by Time Out
• A presentation of qualitative evidence of the programme’s delivery style and impact
• A consideration of the potential of the programme to contribute to a range of local and national government agendas ] Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>
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Reference : Mellor, G. (2009). Time Out: Programme monitoring and evaluation report: 2008. Manchester: Substance
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