Social Impact Bond
Location: Plymouth, United Kingdom
Launch date: 2019
Duration: 54 months
Capital raised: £1.1m
Policy area: Children’s social care
Government outcomes fund: Life Chances Fund (Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports, Big Lottery Fund)
Commissioners: Plymouth City Council, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) (Central government)
Providers: Trevi House Ltd (Charity Number: 1075433), Pause Creating Space for Change (Charity Number: 09703298)
Investors: Bridges Fund Management
SIB structure: Managed
Target population: This project will work with women of child bearing age who have already experienced, or are at 'high risk' of experiencing, recurrent care proceedings to remove their children into care (high risk indicators: mothers aged <25 and particularly <19).
Size of cohort: 48
Aims to reduce the number of under-fives entering care, through a ‘post proceedings’ project. The project will deliver the Pause model of (therapeutic, behavioural and practical) support for women who have experienced, or are at risk of, recurring care proceedings and ultimately removal of their children into care. Intervention will include supporting women to engage with wider relevant services such as mental health, domestic abuse, substance misuse, housing, and sexual health. Intervention aim is to help women to stabilise, develop their sense of self, improve wellbeing and create the foundations upon which the women can build a more positive future.
Evidence based intervention, specified by commissioner.
Women are not subject to further proceedings (for removal of a child into care) over a 18 months follow-up period post Pause programme.
Evaluation against other comparable projects.
More detailed information on this project can be found in the Data Template Excel sheet linked below, with a full list of sources. All fields are defined according to our data dictionary.