How we make a difference
A snapshot of 2020/21
How we measure our impact
At CFAB, we recognise the importance of measuring our impact. Doing so enables us to demonstrate the difference that we make but also ensures that we are constantly working towards realising our vision of a world where the complexity of migration and international separation does not deny children with vulnerabilities the right to care, protection and a safe family environment.
We are working hard to build our impact measurement practice, implementing methods for feedback collection, surveys and the tracing of outcomes through our casework. We continuously evaluate our services through these methods in order to measure our impact and our progress against our aims, as well as to hold ourselves accountable.
Through our work, we aim to achieve the following outcomes for vulnerable children:
- Children and young people are given access to a safe and stable family life.
- Young people have improved life outcomes and are given the opportunity to thrive.
- A child’s right to family is more widely upheld in cross-border cases and less children are placed in institutional care.
To further understand the outcomes that we work towards, please see our Theory of Change here.
How we spend our money
We want to ensure that children are cared for and protected wherever they are from. In order to do this, we:
- Employ highly skilled professional social workers and invest in training our case workers – this means we can provide the very best support possible for each child we help.
- Run an Advice Line staffed daily by a trained team directly to handling enquiries – this ensures our advice is always tailored to the particular case.
- Train and support partners in the UK and overseas – we share our knowledge with other agencies, many much bigger than ourselves, so they are better able to support vulnerable children from overseas.
- Employ a small number of qualified staff to ensure the charity is well managed, efficiently run and meets its responsibilities towards its beneficiaries and donors.
- Maintain a small office in London to develop the working relationships we need with central government departments and agencies, and with the consular community.