The EMPAC Victims, Witnesses and Public Protection Network have been asked to complete an evaluation of the Leicestershire Police Integrated Vulnerability and Mental Health Management Initiative. The initiative consists of 6 work streams with the evaluation focusing specifically on 4 of these as below:
- Identification of clients;
- Generating a multi-agency support team to manage and support clients;
- Community volunteer and expert by experience support function;
- Mental health community and partnership engagement and education strategy
In addition, the evaluation will explore the views and experiences of clients with regards to the multi-agency support team and initiative.
The evaluation is key to providing an evidence-base for what works in relation to partnership working, multi-agency support hubs (MASH), and supporting vulnerable clients with mental health needs. It also evaluates MASH in the operational context.
- What are the functions of the initiative for integrated vulnerability and mental health management, and the adoption of the process?
- What are the drivers and barriers encountered in the adoption of the process?
- Is there is an improvement in the understanding of vulnerability and mental health management? And is it perceived as delivering improvements in integrated working?
- What sort of people are identified and referred by various partners and how is ‘risk’ assessed?
- How are the relationships between various partners built and sustained?
- What are the tiers of classification regarding vulnerability and victims and how do these work in practice?
- Process evaluation
- Semi-structured interviews
- Focus groups
- Experience mapping
Timeline of activity
|Project plan summary||Proposed timeframe|
|Set-up meetings with leads and present evaluation to partners at initiative launch event||June – July 16|
|Evaluation tool development||June – July 16|
|Fieldwork data collection at all sites: Time 1||Aug – Sept 16|
|Update to analytic tools||Sept 16|
|Analysis of Time 1 data||Sept – Oct 16|
|Brief presentation of Time 1||Nov 16|
|Update Evaluation tools||Dec 16|
|Fieldwork data collection at all sites: Time 2||Jan – March 17|
|Present first phase of findings at EMPAC annual conference||March 17|
|Analysis of Time 2 data and synthesis with Time 1||March – April 17|
|Plan report||May 17|
|Write report||June – July 17|
|Submit report||Aug 17|