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General overview

Stage of development: Implementation

Policy sector: Education

Date outcomes contract signed: Nov 2016

Start date of service provision: Nov 2016

Anticipated completion date: Nov 2020

Actual completion date: Mar 2021

Capital raised (minimum): GBP 700k (USD 908.74k)

Max potential outcome payment: GBP 3.80m

Service users: 905 individuals


The intervention aims to support disadvantaged children and young people who may not flourish without link worker and specialist provider support. The intervention provides long-term, preventative support tailored to each individual child through a partnership of Link Workers, charities, schools, families and other community organisations, so that these children get on track to flourish in adulthood. This is a long-term programme of support and opportunities, tailored to each individual, guided by a ‘trusted adult’ Link Worker, which is carefully phased and managed over time. With Link Workers in school from September, their first job is to approach families, describe the programme using the positive language of ‘opportunities’ and ‘benefits’ (rather than the potentially negative language of ‘support’ or ‘needs’), and explain that the family will be involved every step of the way. From these initial conversations emerges each child’s ‘Individual Support Plan’ (ISP) – the core of each child’s two-year programme.

Target population

Children and young people aged 4 - 17 with a number of related, unmet needs, who are at risk of negative outcomes in their lives. This two year youth engagement focused collective impact bond (CIB) will support delivery of early interventions to 160 disadvantaged children and young people who may not flourish without link worker and specialist provider support.



  • United Kingdom

Service delivery locations

  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, West London, UK

Outcome metrics

  • Payment 1: Sign Up. Child/family gives consent to participate.
  • Payment 2: Engagement. Sufficient interactions with link worker and attendance at partner support. Attendance at one-to-one sessions with a WLZ Link Worker and Scheduled Specialist Delivery Partner sessions.
  • Payment 3: Continued Engagement. Maintained interactions and attendance. Sustained attendance at one-to-one sessions with a WLZ Link Worker and Specialist Delivery Partner sessions.
  • Payment 4, 5, and 6: Outcomes Achieved. Three final payments from a possible ‘rate card’ of 7 (1) Reading (primary) or English (secondary); 2) Maths; 3) Writing (primary) or School Engagement (secondary); 4) Emotional Wellbeing; 5) Relationships; 6) School Attendance; 7) Parental Engagement) at end of 2-year programme, and only if one engagement payment has been met, so as to link attribution.
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