How to use & cite the toolkit

An overview of the toolkit, including how to use and cite, and a downloadable version

The online toolkit is presented in different colour-coded sections, so that whatever stage you are at in the process of developing or evaluating an intervention, you will be able to locate the right kind of guidance quickly and easily. We recommend making your way through the sections in the following order:

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Introduction to the toolkit
Overview & infographic
Outcome & process evaluation
What should I do?
  1. Describe intervention, aims & expected outcomes
  2. Create a logic model of change processes
  3. Decide on the type of evaluation
How should I do it? (CoRES)
  1. Collaborate & identify expertise, shared values & outcomes
  2. Research, adapt & develop appropriate resources
  3. Establish what is/is not working well
  4. Share findings, issues & challenges



There are templates provided in each section. You may also wish to download our checklist and/or template designed specifically to describe an animal welfare education intervention:

Describing an animal welfare education intervention


Other resources

There is also a library of evaluation measures that we will be reviewing and adding to periodically, a glossary of key terms, and a list of references and resources that are referred to throughout.

Evaluation measures library
Glossary of terms
References and useful resources


Downloadable toolkit

The toolkit is also available as a pdf file: 

Pdf toolkit


How to cite
If you make use of our toolkit, please cite as follows:
Muldoon, JC. & Williams JM. (2021). The Animal Welfare Education for Children Toolkit. Children, adolescents and animals research (Caar), University of Edinburgh.