WestPoint Crime and Social Research

We are a small, independent research consultancy that retains professional associations with academic institutions, research centres and leading experts across the UK. We combine these links, and over 15 years of academic training and research experience to successfully prioritise diverse engagement, formulate robust design and achieve wide-ranging organisational and policy impact.
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Diverse Engagement

We enjoy working with clients and their stakeholders at all stages of project development to ensure that research and evaluation processes are embedded in programme design, delivery and future implementation. We encourage partnership working with frontline practitioners to ensure the involvement and well-being of project participants is at the forefront of our work. We collaborate with academic institutions and other specialist partners to maximise the expert knowledge informing each programme of work.

Robust Design

Our research and evaluation is theoretically informed, methodologically rigorous and, above all, cost-effective. We use both traditional and innovative research methods to generate data and findings that focus on nuanced, narrative accounts and participants’ lived experiences. We ensure that interim findings are relayed promptly and that reports are relevant to a wide range of client stakeholders including policy-makers, commissioners, managers, frontline practitioners and programme participants.

Wide-ranging Impact

We value the need to evaluate both project ‘process’ and ‘impact', acknowledging the two to be integral aspects of successful programme development. Also, we recognise that 'impact' comes in a vast array of different forms and should, therefore, be evidenced in the most meaningful ways for each organisation. The importance of this is reflected in the design and delivery of our work. Our aim is to provide a constructive contribution to the development of projects and services that provide empowering and sustained support for programme participants.

Our clients

WestPoint specialises in bespoke research and evaluation for clients operating across public, statutory and third sectors in areas including:
  • Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention
  • Community Safety and Community Cohesion
  • Health and Social Care
  • Education
  • Communities and local government
WestPoint Research aims to work closely with clients throughout the duration of projects. We recognise that research and evaluation are collaborative processes that should be embedded in programmes and projects at their inception.

Research Partners and Professional Assocations

WestPoint Research retains working links with expert researchers based in universities and research centres across the UK. We are always keen to explore opportunities to collaborate with fellow independent researchers and consultancies on large-scale research projects, domestically and internationally.
Research Partners
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Work with westpoint on your next project

We look forward to discussing your research ideas and requirements.
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