Midlothian Sure Start (MSS) are a voluntary organisation with charitable status. They aim to give young children (from pre-birth to 11 years) the best possible start. On an out-reach basis, they provide a range of services through six centres. They deliver a client-led service as a team at grass-routes level. In particular, Midlothian Sure Start have a provision for fathers. They offer a varied programme of activities, aiming to support the men to move toward taking positive action in their lives. This project will adopt a mixed-methods approach to provide an overall evaluation of the impact of Midlothian Sure Start and in particular the organisations provision for fathers.
To evaluate the impact of MSS
Interview five members of staff
3 focus groups with parents attending MSS
Questionnaires with 30+ parents attending MSS
Evaluation of impact of Dad’s project: