Research and analysis

Monitoring and evaluation of intensive intervention projects for young people

This report presents the findings from monitoring young people going through 20 intensive intervention projects between 2009 and 2011.


As part of the Youth Task Force action plan, launched in March 2008, the former Labour government committed to establishing a network of intensive intervention projects (IIPs).

These projects were set up to target 1,000 of the most challenging young people every year, using the ‘triple track’ approach and applying lessons from family intervention projects (now known as intensive family intervention projects).

The Department for Education commissioned the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) to monitor young people going through IIPs - from referral to when they exit the intervention. This report presents the findings from the monitoring activities carried out between April 2009 and January 2011, from the 20 intensive intervention projects.

It provides basic descriptive statistics which present a summary of the quantitative evidence. In addition statistical modelling (logistic regression) is used to explore the factors associated with successful and unsuccessful outcomes.