Lucas SE & Gadda A (2019) Quarriers Ruchazie Family Resource Centre Evaluation. Quarriers. Stirling: University of Stirling.
The primary purpose of the evaluation was to determine to what extent the service has achieved its aim to 'work with families to overcome their difficulties, and achieve a more balanced family life' (Quarriers, 2017). The evaluation aimed to:
1) ascertain the views and experiences of families, practitioners about the nursery provision and family support services offered at the Centre; how well it works and the challenges associated;
2) explore the extent to which the Ruchazie Project's family support has made a difference to children, parents and caregivers;
3) focus on the preventative nature of the service and provide comment on the extent to which the service supports children to achieve their developmental milestones; improves children's physical and emotional well-being; builds parenting skills and improving parents' relationships with children; builds parent/carer's resilience to manage adversity;
4) consider children's transitions from the Ruchazie nursery to a 'mainstream' nursery provision.