In January 2016, the Welsh Government commissioned Wavehill to undertake a process evaluation of the Parents, Childcare and Employment (PaCE) project. PaCE aimed to assist out of work parents into training or employment where childcare is their main barrier to doing so. PaCE was launched in October 2015 for parents aged 25 and over. The project was subsequently extended to parents aged 16-24 who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) and the project has received an extension to 2020 having been originally due to end in March 2018.
The project has helped 1,600 since the Welsh Government launched the £13.5m scheme, which is jointly funded with the European Union. The research undertaken by Wavehill involved desk research reviewing the strategic and policy context within which the PaCE project operates, a series of stakeholder interviews with those involved in the design, management and delivery of the PaCE project and a telephone survey of participants of the PaCE project.
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