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Our Research and Projects

Our Research

We are always looking for ways that we can contribute the learning from our frontline services to wider policy and practice nationally. Here is a summary of our recent and ongoing research projects. The Bluestar Project:

The Bluestar Project was a national research study funded by the Home Office’s Child Sexual Abuse Support Services Transformation Fund. The research aimed to understand how access to pre-trial therapy and online support services for children who have been sexually abused can be improved. The research was led by the University of Bristol in partnership with SafeLives and the Sexual Violence Consortium in Bristol.

You can read more about the Bluestar Project here.

Disrupting the cycle of harm : findings from our restorative justice pilot 

Between 2015 and 2017 The Green House worked with the NHS Be Safe Service and Bristol City Council Youth Offending Team on piloting a restorative process to working with children who have been harmed sexually within their families. Funded by the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner, this was the first project of its kind in the UK. 

A light in the dark: a social return on investment analysis

In 2017 The Green House was one of seventeen organisations across the UK awarded funding from The Centre of Expertise for Child Sexual Abuse as part of their Evaluation Fund programme. The Green House worked with the Foundation for Social Improvement on an impact analysis of our children and young people’s service that aimed to quantify the social return on investment generated by our therapeutic provision. The study found that for every £1 invested in therapy, at least £4.17 was generated in social value. 

Read the full evaluation report and findings here.