In May 2009, Social Compass was commissioned by ACCESS ministries to conduct an independent evaluation of the ACCESS ministries Victorian Schools Chaplaincy Program. The aim of the evaluation was to capture the value and impacts of the Victorian Schools Chaplaincy Program, specifically in relation to the following questions:
• What is the value of chaplains? Specifically, what is the value of chaplains as opposed to others that may be tasked with student ‘welfare’?
• What are the social, spiritual and academic impacts of chaplains?
• What difference do chaplains make to student health, well being and quality of life?
• What contribution do chaplains make to stronger communities?
The full report is available here