Processes & Measurements

Integral to the success of a CATCH Scotland placement is an ongoing process of multi-agency planning. Such a collaborative process ensures that the successes and limitations of each phase of the placement can continually be monitored and developed, ensuring each young adult can make the most of his/her experience.

Baseline Assessment Meeting

This initial meeting takes place after six weeks, during which all concerned can determine the appropriateness of the placement and whether the young person’s Additional Support Needs can be adequately met.  The next phase of his/her Personal Support Plan can then be determined, so that everyone involved knows what targets are to be attained and what their role is in the process.

Formative Assessment Meeting

Formative meetings take place on a six-monthly basis, or before if needed, to monitor the effectiveness of the young adult’s Personal Support Plan in attaining its targets and allowing the next phase to be planned and organised.

Summative Assessment Meeting

On completion of a placement, the summative assessment explores the effectiveness of the Personal Support Plan in meeting its targets, goals and aim. Based on the success of the placement, the young adult’s transition to independent living and the world of work can be formalised and the requisite support put in place to provide the optimal opportunity for the success of this experience.

Follow-Up Survey

This survey is carried out after one year by the young adult’s Mentor in order to determine the success of the transition process, with ongoing informal support and communication maintained over this time if required.