The Children’s Commissioner wanted to find out what was working well about our Super Ambassador scheme and how it could be improved.
Dr Rhian Barrance, of Cardiff University, evaluated the Super Ambassador scheme with the help of a steering group of Super Ambassadors.
Dr Barrance works at The Welsh Institute for Social and Education Research and Data methods (WISERD) at the University.
301 children, 46 teachers and 9 Head teachers shared their opinions and experiences of the Super Ambassador scheme as part of this evaluation.
The evaluation found that the Super Ambassador scheme was effective in increasing children’s awareness of their rights and the role of the Children’s Commissioner. It also found that the scheme enabled children to effectively inform the work of the Children’s Commissioner and help achieve positive changes for children’s lives in Wales.
Dr Barrance also recommended some ways the scheme can be improved, in particular making sure that the scheme is accessible to all children in Wales.
You can find out more about the evaluation findings in the video and in the executive summary of the report.
The Commissioner is working with her Advisory Panel and Super Ambassadors to develop the scheme following Dr Barrance’s recommendations.
These developments will be evaluated by the Commissioner in the summer term of 2019.