The Early Intervention Foundation’s Tom McBride explains why programme evaluation is crucial to the success of children’s service, but can be undermined by surprisingly basic issues.
Tom McBride is Director of Evidence at the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF). Tom previously worked as a senior analyst in the Department for Education and the National Audit Office. He tweets at @Tom_EIF.
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