February 1, 2014
The Dove Project is a partnership project run by Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA), Newham Children and Young People's Services (CYPS) and Newham Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). The Project was launched in November 2012 as a 12 month pilot project funded by Trust for London. The Dove Project funding proposal states the project aim is to "strengthen psychological support for children and families affected by abuse linked to beliefs in witchcraft and spirit possession"i . Additional, intermediate aims of The Dove Project include i) increased awareness of witchcraft branding, ii) increased support to victims and their families and iii) increased access to a range of services.This document provides an evaluation of The Dove Project pilot from November 2012 to October 2013. TSIP agreed with Trust for London that this evaluation would focus on conducting a programme assessment of The Dove Project which assesses whether the Project was i) effectively designed (programme design) and ii) efficiently delivered (programme implementation).