Social care: ‘Pause’ programme

The Department for Education (DfE) has published an evaluation of Pause, a voluntary programme for women who have experienced, or are at risk of, repeat removals of children from their care. Findings include: the programme had a positive and significant impact on the women who took part; the programme was effective in reducing the number of pregnancies experienced by women during their 18-month interventions; women’s access to, and engagement with, services, including GP, housing, and substance misuse services, generally increased over time.

Source: DfE

Further information: Evaluation of Pause : research report (PDF)