Evaluation: Framework for Integrated Care (SECURE STAIRS) – Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (May 2022)

Summary: Access to the evaluation of the Framework for Integrated Care, which is a framework implemented in the children and young people’s secure estate which aims to improve the quality of care and outcomes for children and young people. 



Description:

The Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU) and the Child Outcomes Research Consortium were commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement to evaluate the implementation and impact of the Framework for Integrated Care (SECURE STAIRS), also available is the executive summary.


The Framework for Integrated Care (SECURE STAIRS) is being implemented across the children and young people’s secure estate (CYPSE) in under-18 young offender institutions, secure training centres and secure children’s homes.


The framework aims to improve the quality of care and outcomes for children and young people across the children and young people’s secure estate through training staff to provide more developmentally attuned, psychologically-informed care, which is centred around comprehensive, co-produced assessments of young people’s needs to ensure that all needs are identified. The research looked to evaluate whether the framework resulted in sustained cultural change.


Further information, including; technical annex: economic final report and technical annex: appendices may also be of interest and accessible through the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.