Research at The Green House

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.

Bluestar Project

The Bluestar Project (Jan 2021 – March 2022) at the Green House is a research project that aims to develop understanding of how access to pre-trial therapy and online support services for childhood sexual abuse (CSA) can be improved. This research is led by the University of Bristol in partnership with SafeLives and the Sexual Violence Consortium in Bristol. The project is funded by the Home Office’s CSA Support Services Transformation Fund.

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 is the first project of it’s kind in the UK.

Read the full evaluation report on our early findings from the project here.

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.