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How to evaluate training on reducing parental conflict: A practical guide for local areas


16 Mar 2022

This practical step-by-step guide for local areas is designed to help make the process of conducting an evaluation of reducing parental conflict training more manageable and achievable.




The provision of reducing parental conflict training for the workforce is a key priority for local areas, as set out by the Department for Work and Pensions, and many local areas have begun integrating the training offer as part of their wider workforce development to ensure practitioners are appropriately trained and qualified.

The ability to evaluate training is important to gather insight into what is working and what is not. However, we know from our interactions with local areas that evaluation and its methods can often feel daunting.

In this guide, we provide step-by-step instructions for an approach to evaluating reducing parental conflict training, from planning your evaluation, to collecting, interpreting and analysing your data, to reporting on the evaluation findings and planning for further evaluation. This guidance is based on learning gathered from EIF’s reducing parental conflict evaluation support to local areas.

How to use this guide

This guide builds on our previous practical reducing parental conflict evaluation guidance for local areas, which covered evaluation across all aspects of reducing parental conflict support.

In addition to links to relevant sections of the reducing parental conflict evaluation guide, this reducing parental conflict training evaluation guide also contains practical tips, templates and practice examples:

About the author

Helen Burridge

Helen is a senior research officer at EIF.