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Evaluation of the Y-PEP a child protection program in schools

Evaluation of the Y-PEP a child protection program in schools (PDF, 1.7MB)

Authors: Ernst & Young

Evaluator company/business: Ernst & Young

Year: 2018

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Summary: The aim of the evaluation was to understand the extent to which the Y-PEP program, delivered by the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), was supporting the delivery of child protection education in NSW government and non-government schools. The Y-PEP program started in 2016 and was set to end in late 2019. Ernst & Young (EY) began and completed the evaluation in 2018.

The evaluation used a mixed-methods approach, which consisted of analysing quantitative program data (school demographic data; student and teacher feedback survey data; and quarterly program data, as collected by YWCA) and qualitative data (data from semi-structured interviews of stakeholders at participating schools, as conducted by EY).

The evaluation questions aimed to understand the extent to which the Y-PEP program:

  • provided appropriate delivery of child protection education to students
  • had been effectively implemented and delivered to students
  • had impacts on students' and teachers' child protection knowledge.

The evaluation found that the Y-PEP program:

  • was an appropriate method for delivering child protection education to students
  • was effectively implemented and delivered to schools, but had some scope for improvement
  • was having positive impacts on students’ and teachers’ awareness of child protection education.

 


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Additional Info

  • Year: 2018
  • Classification: Other Evidence
  • Study Type: Expert opinion
  • Evaluation Type: Both process and outcome

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