Measuring what matters Framework

Measuring what matters framework is an evaluation framework to support community safety practitioners delivering activities to prevent unintentional harm or injury.

This framework’ helps to shift the balance from measuring only what can be counted (such as number of people, number of events) to measuring what matters in order to focus on outcomes for people.

This resource will be useful for practitioners who are asking themselves these kinds of questions:

  • What kind of things could I measure to show the difference I am making in preventing unintentional harm?
  • I deliver talks on home safety and count the number of people I’ve reached… but I can’t show that they are safer as a result.
  • I’m asked to report back on national targets but that doesn’t show the full picture of what we achieve.

 By using this framework practitioners will:

  • Be better able to show the impact of their work on people and communities
  • Over time, have a better understanding about “what works” in delivering preventative activities and be able to share this with others to promote learning

This resource was developed during partnership work with ESS and Scottish Community Safety Network. For more details of this work please click here