Access evidence on coaching and mentoring

The second resource in our Access Evidence series is now available, on the topic of coaching and mentoring for frontline practitioners. Access Evidence is a series for practitioners working with children and young people in early years, social work, schools, youth work, community and other settings. Resources are produced by CES together with an advisory group which includes practitioners working with children and young people in a range of settings.

Why coaching and mentoring?

Coaching and mentoring is an area of increasing interest in frontline practice, and many practitioners may already use these approaches in their work with children and young people. Studies suggest that there are all sorts of benefits to coaching and mentoring, from supporting short term work performance, right through to personal gains, such as increased confidence and access to networks. A key finding from research is how both coaching and mentoring can support implementation of change and new practices in the workplace, together with other professional development interventions used in frontline practice.

What you can read about in this summary

This summary outlines some of the key messages from research, along with some of the things that practitioners need to think about when they are seeking out these supports. We look at some of the differences between these practices, and how they fit with existing professional development interventions, such as supervision, training and counselling.

Some implications for organisations who are considering introducing these approaches are also included.

Click here to read the Summary on Coaching and Mentoring

Click here to read the Literature Review of Coaching and Mentoring

Click here to download a one page graphic which can help you to understand the difference between these interventions.  

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