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Independent evaluation

TOEX recognise the importance of developing and dynamically maintaining an evidence base which demonstrates programme outcomes; capturing learning as well as what works well. Therefore, we are committed to an ongoing cycle of continuous review. It is crucial that this process of evaluation is impartial and independent.

Crest logoWith this in mind, Crest Advisory were commissioned as Independent Evaluators of the TOEX programme. Crest have an established reputation, and are specialists within the field of crime and criminal justice, having completed a series of similar evaluations in the past. The Crest team have also published influential reports into organised exploitation, violence, vulnerability and youth justice.

The evaluation work has been completed throughout the course of the TOEX pilot and will continue into national uplift.

The evaluation framework and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) have been developed independently, but in consultation with the TOEX team and an expert panel, to ensure the evaluation is objective and robust. It will cover the process, impact, outcomes, and financial and economic elements of TOEX to provide:

  • A clear narrative on the efficacy of the TOEX model,
  • Properly contextualised quantitative data, interviews, and surveys with relevant stakeholders, and
  • Case studies to highlight barriers, adaptations, and successes.

Evaluation aim:

To assess the effectiveness of a regionally coordinated TOEX model, as a means to improve the response to the exploitation of the vulnerable; specifically evaluating the effectiveness of bringing together intelligence and analytical resources across the organised exploitation threats to jointly identify, prioritise, and disrupt high-harm organised exploitation offenders and protect those they would exploit.

Evaluation process:

To cover the process, impact, outcomes, and financial and economic elements of TOEX.

It will provide:

  • A clear narrative on the efficacy of the TOEX model,
  • Properly contextualised quantitative data, interviews, and surveys with relevant stakeholders, and
  • Case studies to highlight barriers, adaptations, and successes.