We are constantly researching and evaluating our services.

We are aware that there are many different challenges facing children with disabilities and/or developmental difficulties and their families.

We are keen to ensure that all the staff supporting our families fully understand the issues they face, and how best to support them. Likewise, the organisations that support us through grants, wish to see detailed evaluations of our unique services, and how they are benefitting children and families. Finally, as many of the services, and how they are delivered within Gwent, are groundbreaking, other health and social care providers across the UK are keen to learn more about them. If you would like to participate in our research and evaluation programme, sharing your experiences or views, please contact us on 01633 748024 or by completing our 'Get in touch' form.




The Sparkle Concerns Report

The Sparkle Concerns Report is a document outlining feedback received from families.

The Residential Evaluation Report

The Residential Evaluation Report captures young people’s experiences and feelings about Sparkle’s 2019 Residential Trips to Calvert Trust, an outward bound activity centre in Exmoor.

Evaluation Report

The Centre Evaluation Report evidences the impact of Serennu Children’s Centre, its facilities, ethos and activities on children and young people.

Transition from Child to Adult Provision

This report proposes a new evidence-based model of transition across Gwent for young people aged 14-24 years moving from child to adult services.

Care Co-ordination

The “Care Coordination Report” proposes a new model for supporting families with high levels of need, who see multiple professionals for their child or young person.


An article by a former Sparkle clinical psychologist, Emma Johnston, describing the development of a psychology service delivery model for families, within a disability context.


The “Helping Families to Take the Next Step” report evidences the need for providing parents, children and siblings with leisure, social and psychological support.

Centre review

The “Three Centre Review” evaluates the three children’s centres in Gwent and gives recommendations for future equitable services across Gwent, based on its findings.


An academic report, written by a former MSc Physiotherapy student, exploring the concept of co-location within services for children with complex disabilities.

Research in North Gwent

The views of parents and professionals on specialist provisions for children with disabilities and their families in North Gwent.