The Department for Education and the Council for Disabled Children commissioned the National Development Team for inclusion (NDTi) to carry out an independent evaluation of the Independent Support programme.
The report highlighted a number of key findings including:
- 90% of people who had accessed Independent Support found the service very or extremely useful
- 81% of Independent Supporters felt training provided by CDC had prepared them for practical delivery of IS
- Independent Support is highly valued by young people and parents, and also by the range of professionals involved in the care and support of disabled children and young people across the education, health and social care system