A report for Achieving for Children
Better by Design (BBD) is a new innovative project, developed by Achieving for Children (AfC) in collaboration with the University of Birmingham. BBD comprises a different way of working with young people who present particularly challenging behaviours. It combines social learning principles with collaborative problem solving approaches, in order to build the skills and capabilities of young people in care, or on the edge of care.
The aim is for them to manage their own challenges, difficulties and relationships in a different and more constructive way, and thereby improve their behaviours and the way they relate to others.
The Department for Education, alongside AfC, commissioned Frontier Economics and Ipsos MORI to carry out an independent evaluation of the implementation of the programme (a ‘process’ evaluation) and an evaluation of outcomes for young people (an ‘impact’ evaluation).