WWCSC Catch-up Literacy

The project involves a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a literacy intervention called Catch Up® Literacy run for foster or kinship carers with children in Year 5 or 6. The project includes an impact assessment (run by our partner NIESR), with the primary measure being literacy measured by the York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension (YARC). IES will also run an implementation and process evaluation involving surveys of children in care and foster/ kinship carers, and interviews with foster carers and the delivery team (those running the training) to find out about foster carer and child experiences of taking part in the project and changes in reading confidence and skills over time.