Example of: Using learning to improve practice

North Central London

In conversation with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance deep:black described the role evaluation plays in improving practice.

Co-creation is key to deep:black’s work.  Capturing qualitative information helps deep:black find out what young people find useful and not useful, enabling them to frame the work in such a way that more closely responds to the needs of the young people.

Having conversations between all stakeholders, including commissioners, provides a framework to think about what parts of the work are really nourishing, what is particularly challenging and which areas require further skills development.


A strength of working in partnership has been in the sharing of perspectives, that has enabled deep:black to be more robust in keeping children at the centre of the practice.  That’s really important for young people, but also for the growth of deep:black as an organisation. 

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