3 Year Impact Evaluation
An independent evaluation undertaken by ScotCen Social Research & commissioned by The Robertson Trust, established the dramatic impact of MCR Pathways’ pioneering programme for care-experienced young people.
The three-year study, using internationally renowned research methods, showed that MCR’s relationship-based mentoring programme is transforming educational outcomes and post-school destinations for young people. In addition, the study identified quantifiable benefits in building confidence, aspirations and social skills.
We believe that school-based, MCR mentoring should be a right for all care-experienced young people. This should be backed by policy and a permanent part of the education system.
87.7% of pupils achieved one or more SCQF Level 5 qualifications, compared with 66.8% of their non-mentored peers.
On average, 70.7% of mentored pupils continued their education in S5, compared to 60.1% of non-mentored pupils in the study.