Child wellbeing profiles – measure intervention impact

Our primary impact measure tool is our child wellbeing profiles. Unique to each emotion theme they are designed as an impact measure to help identify, target and support specific areas of need within core areas of a child’s emotional health and development.

We know that measuring the impact of emotional wellbeing is difficult. Still, there are clear indicators of need that we can identify through presenting behaviours or an awareness of a child’s context. This can help us establish a clear baseline to be able to track progress or development.

We created the child wellbeing profiles to help you focus on each child individually and measure the intervention’s impact. They provide a framework of understanding about the possible presenting behaviours, and what these behaviours may be masking or communicating and they allow for observation and awareness to notice and see even small changes that can be significant in how a child is managing or shifting in their developmental journey. The indicator descriptors can deepen our awareness of the underlying needs and help us to then target the intervention.

The child wellbeing profiles are used before the start of the intervention and again on completion of the programme to show impact or change as part of the programme but also can be used as part of a wider approach, as a signposting tool and as part of EHCP reviews or provision mapping.

By highlighting key aspects within these areas of mental health, it is expected that SENCOs and pastoral staff will gain a deeper awareness of the child’s mental health, presenting behaviours and underlying needs and will enable them to notice, identify and provide targeted intervention and care.

Use in printed format using two colours pre- and post-intervention to measure impact whilst recording observations and reflections that may arise or use our digital versions.

Hamish & Milo Child Wellbeing Profile Memories and me