Constructive Resettlement Pathfinder Interim Project Report: Perspectives from Practice – South and West Yorkshire Resettlement Consortium (April 2021)


Access to the interim evaluation from the constructive resettlement Pathfinder. 


Attached below is the interim evaluation report of the work which has been taking place as part of the Youth Justice Board Constructive Resettlement Pathfinder. The South and West Yorkshire Resettlement Consortium was initially established in 2014 and has strong support from a wide range of stakeholders, including: Police and Crime Commissioners, Secure Estate, Youth Offending Teams, Police, Probation, DWP, the Youth Justice Board, NHS England and The University of Bedfordshire (academic partner).

The interim evaluation looks at how the following objectives, as identified by the South and West Yorkshire Resettlement Consortium pathfinder project have been met:

  • Improved resettlement practice within services with a continued focus on resettlement throughout a sentence.
  • Understanding of how the constructive resettlement approach has become embedded within staff and partners.
  • Local Pathways into services on release identified and embedded in services.
  • Early preparation for release and effective communication between a custodial establishment and community agencies across all custody cases.
  • Embedding the 5 C- model into core resettlement work.
  • A coordinated holistic response is developed involving local multi-agency partnerships.

The report also considers some recommendations, which may also be of benefit to other areas who are also seeking to implement a Constructive Resettlement approach.

The recommendations in this interim report are made as a result of the emerging lessons from the work being undertaken and will form the basis of an action plan to secure future improvements.

Implementing the practice

  • There is an action plan included within the report and updates on how this is being approached can be secured by contacting Joanne.sykes@leeds.gov.uk


Partner organisation:South and West Yorkshire Resettlement Consortium
Name:Jo Sykes