Quick Read and Easy Read Summary - End of Three Year Evaluation of the Access and Inclusion Model

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Robinson, D., Codina, G. and Shepherd, R. 2024. Quick Read and Easy Read Summary - End of Three Year Evaluation of the Access and Inclusion Model. Derby, Ireland Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.
AuthorsRobinson, D., Codina, G. and Shepherd, R.
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This is a quick-read/easy read summary of the evaluation for people who have additional needs, such as a learning disability, or who want to read a quick summary of the findings.

About the research that this summary is based on:

The Department for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration, and Youth (DCEDIY) commissioned this evaluation. Its purpose was to investigate the implementation and impact of the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM), from the perspective of multiple stakeholders. The findings of the evaluation would inform the continuous improvement of AIM within the contemporaneous policy context. The evaluation was led by the University of Derby (UoD) consortium and took place between December 2020 and December 2021.

Substantive evidence about the implementation and impact of AIM was gathered in this evaluation. Evidence is drawn from the participation of over 2,000 stakeholders and the analysis of over 140 documents. The sample for the study has comprised:
•50 sources of documentary evidence (policy documents, agency reports, statistics, websites)
•94 sources from the research and academic literature
•1,157 parent/carers in an online survey
•732 providers in an online survey
•79 stakeholders (AIM delivery partners and agencies, disability sector, parent/carers, and ELC practitioners)
•14 children who are supported by AIM
•14 pre-school settings that are engaged with AIM

KeywordsDisablity; Policy; Inclusion; Early Years
Year2024
PublisherDepartment of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
Place of publicationDerby, Ireland
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Deposited05 Feb 2024
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