[PDF] A home-visiting programme for disadvantaged young children: final report for the feasibility study

Source:
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Publisher:
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Publication date:
11 July 2019

Abstract

We use a variety of techniques to gather information from parents, practitioners, policymakers and researchers to answer the questions for this feasibility study. We have reviewed the evidence on the factors that contribute to previous successful home-visiting programmes and have held discussions with current practitioners. We have analysed local demographics and existing programmes. Through focus groups and interviews with parents, we have built an understanding of the existing strengths of local parenting practices as well as parents’ needs and priorities. We have assessed different implementation models and conducted a five-week pilot programme with 20 families to test the feasibility of delivering the programme and its acceptability to parents. And we have worked with leading researchers to develop a plan to evaluate a future trial of the programme.