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Internal Evaluation

Outcomes

The outcomes system is just one way of measuring the positive impact of the YAP model and is a useful tool for helping young people and families themselves to see how they are changing their lives through the use of the outcomes booklets. 

We measure outcomes with young people, families, staff and referrers at the beginning and end of the service across four domains:

  • Self
  • Family
  • Education/Employment or Training
  • Safety/Offending Behaviour 


In 2017, we had initial and final outcomes for 1690 young people.

Gender Breakdown of Service Users

  • Male 58%
  • Female 42%

The Age Profile of Service Users

  • Aged <10-12   20%
  • Aged 13-15   56%
  • Aged 16-18+  24%

Outcomes Summary

Data below represents the improvement (in %) in each category. 


Self / Young Person

  • Self-esteem / Confidence
    83%
  • Relationship with peers
    82%
  • Emotional Wellbeing
    83%
  • Feeling withdrawn/Isolated
    78%

Family

  • Parenting Skills
    78%
  • Home Environment –Physical/ Financial
    87%
  • Social Supports Family
    79%

Education

  • General Behaviour
    79%
  • Attendance
    77%
  • Aspirations
    79%

Safety / Offending Behaviour

  • Risky Behaviour (Self)
    83%
  • Impulsivity
    79%
  • Co-operation with JLO/Gardaí
    92%