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Click the links below to view the Risk-Avert and Risk-Avert:EHWB 2018/19 evaluation results

Risk-Avert Summary Risk-Avert:EHWB Summary

How we evaluate

Risk-Avert benefits from a dual process evaluation.  Working with independent academics we evaluate the impact of the programme using quantitative and qualitative methods each academic year.

At the secondary level this is focused on the outcomes and benefits of the programme for schools and young people.  We use valid and reliable measures which evidence the progress of students pre and post delivery.

In addition, we have funded a PhD Studentship in partnership with the school of health and human sciences at the University of Essex.  This work began during the 2015/16 academic year and is a fully funded three year project.

The work of our PhD student focused on the validity and reliability of the Risk-Avert screening tool and the longitudinal impact of the programme finding positive outcomes for both.

At the primary level, we evaluate the distance travelled of participating pupils and evidence their acquisition of skills which can help them avoid risky situations and lead to positive outcomes related to health and well-being. 

What we measure

At secondary we measure three key domains for young people, these are:

  • Self-Efficacy
  • Resilience
  • Mental well-being

These measures are completed pre and post by young people completing the targeted elements of the Risk-Avert programme.

In addition, qualitative focus groups are completed with selected schools and school staff.

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At primary we measure:

Skills acquisition which helps children make safe choices.

Knowledge and ability to recognise unsafe and risky situations.

Planning and taking action to manage risk and stay safe. 

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Case Studies

Below are two case studies highlighting the impact of the programme and the benefits and outcomes for staff and students.

St Martin's School Case Study

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Stanway School Case Study

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Our outcomes - Secondary

Improves self-efficacy for young people

Improves emotional health and feelings of well-being for young people

Increases the resilience of young people

Develops decision-making skills for young people

Changes attitudes and opinions related to engagement in risk-taking behaviours

Builds positive social norms

Our outcomes - Primary

89% of pupils more aware of harmful risks

Recognise difference between feeling safe and unsafe - Before 75% - After 97%

Know what to do in a risky situation - Before 59% - After 92%

Pupils confident they could manage a risky situation - Before 43% - After 83%

 

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