Providing high-quality services for children and for their families has been regarded as an essential step in preparing young people for the challenges and stresses of everyday life and giving them opportunities to achieve their full potential and thereby contribute positively within diverse, multicultural communities.
The research, summarised in this document, aimed to evaluate youth inclusion and support panels (YISPs), which were developed to identify and support young people, aged 8 to 13 and at high risk of offending and antisocial behaviour.
The researchers adopted an action research framework with 2 strands to the evaluation: a quantitative element, including a study of costs, and a qualitative case study element to collect quantitative data from all 13 pilots and to focus the qualitative work in four pilot areas.
The study explores the extent to which the pilot YISPs were able to meet the objectives set by the youth justice board and the ways in which the requirements were translated into practice.
- research context
- evaluating the YISPs
- troubled and troublesome: targeting high risk children
- assessing risk
- youth inclusion and support panels in action
- planning, delivering and receiving preventative services
- multi-agency working
- exploring and understanding outcomes
- the costs of YISP intervention
- preventing youth crime and antisocial behaviour