Impact reports:

In 2010 Tender felt confident that we had a well evidenced Prevention Education Project (externally evaluated by CRG Ltd and DMSS Research). We began to explore effective methods for enabling the project to reach more young people across the UK and outside Greater London. The objective was to increase our social impact whilst still delivering the service in a high quality, consistent format.

Following a successful bid for Big Lottery funding in 2011, Tender launched the pilot of the National Partnership programme which was externally evaluated by Middlesex University.

We recruited four partners to deliver the Schools Programme in different regions across the UK. Each of our partners entered a three year agreement with Tender with a commitment to delivering the Schools Programme in six schools per year.

The type of organisation varied across the four partners – two were arts-based organisations, one a university and the fourth a domestic violence organisation. Each partner was free to develop the most appropriate structure within their organisation in order to meet this commitment – in the majority of cases this is was a combination of a project coordinator and a full time facilitator supported by freelance sessional staff.  As the National Partnership programme drew to an end in autumn 2015, all of our partners had successfully delivered against their commitment to deliver the programme.

By expanding our model, we believe that this has enhanced our programme and added huge value to the organisation and the work we do.

Our projects have been externally evaluated by a number of independent experts – please click on an icon to read the full report.

Final Evaluation Report. The Tender Healthy Relationship Project

National Partnership Programme: Middlesex University

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Executive summary. The Tender Healthy Relationship Project

National Partnership Programme: Middlesex University

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DMSS Research and Consultancy

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An Independent Evaluation of the TRUST Education Project

CRG Research Ltd

Since 2011 our projects have been delivered in 9 national regions

Our national partners have:

Delivered 146 projects

Enabled more than 3000 young people to identify the early warning signs of abuse and speak out against violence and abuse

Created drama performances, photo exhibitions and short films for audiences of a further 21,000 young people

Project Feedback

“Students in workshops demonstrated their increased understanding of the issue of abuse in the context of relationships by naming the different types, providing practical examples of what types of abuse might occur, distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy relationships and who is primarily affected by violence”

Middlesex University Evaluation Report

“We have strong evidence of how to create effective partnerships with multiple organisations across a broad geographic spread. We understand best practice for effective partnership modelling”

Tender Education & Arts

“In line with current research on prevention programmes (c.f. Stanley et al. 2015), the drama approach used in the Healthy Relationships Project was seen as valuable by young people, who were extremely positive about the workshops”

Middlesex University Evaluation Report