Mentoring for children in care: conceptualising the role, value, and outcomes of the Independent Visitor programme.

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Sch of Social Sciences


The aim of the PhD is to develop a programme theory of the independent visitor programme for children in care, setting the groundwork and foundation for a future evaluative-study of impact. The project will take a realist stance to explore with key stakeholders how the independent visitor programme works, for whom, how, why and in what circumstances. Methods will include interviews, focus groups, and a Delphi survey. Existing data will also be incorporated via secondary analysis.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2272751 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2019 30/09/2023 Rebecca JONES