Practice-based evaluations

This section contains practice and ways of working from youth justice services that have been evaluated. 

 

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Summary: The Serious Youth Violence Pathfinder have shared their final report which looks at Newcastle’s comparatively high rate of first-time entrants, but with relatively few children going on to commit serious youth violence.      Description: The Serious Youth Violence Pathfinder looked to understand why Newcastle was distinctive amongst the core cities in having a comparatively high rate of first-time…
Summary:  Child First Diversion Pathfinder evaluation to support and inform practice     Description: Child First Pathfinder have shared their initial evaluation and final evaluation of the Child First diversion programme completed by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). The key objectives of the final evaluation: To understand the experiences of children who engage in these programmes and establish whether…
Summary: A report, executive summary and presentation in relation to the evaluation of ACE and trauma informed approaches in youth justice services in Wales.     Description: Bangor University have published their report adverse childhood experience and trauma-informed approaches in youth justice services in Wales: an evaluation of the implementation of the enhanced case management (ECM) project (2121), executive summary and short…
Summary: Access to the evaluation and overview of the enhanced case management approach to working with children with experience of the youth justice system.     Description:  The Welsh Government has published Evaluation of the Enhanced Case Management approach.  The Enhanced Case Management (ECM) approach is a way of working with children with experience of the youth justice system, based…
Summary: Swansea Bureau is a pre-court diversion model, which runs across most of Wales.     Description: Researchers at Swansea University have produced an analysis of Wales' Swansea Bureau model. The analysis consists of: An evaluation of the model Annex A, which outlines the model Annex B, data which illustrates the decline of first-time entrants across Wales   The Swansea…
Summary: Take 3 is an evidence-based parenting programme     Description: Take 3 is an evidence-based parenting programme (which runs for 10-12 weeks) that can be used with groups or for one-to-one interventions with individual parents/carers. The programme also has aspects of Mindfulness (a way of breathing that may be calming and relaxing), to support parents to learn skills to…
Summary: Final evaluation summary and report of the West Midlands Pathfinder work in relation to working effectively with parents and carers through Kitchen Table Talks.      Description: As part of the West Midlands serious youth violence pathfinder, they have been able to evaluate the Kitchen Table Talks programme, aimed at parents. In September 2020 First Class Foundation were commissioned, through…
Summary:  A study completed by the University of Sussex concerning child criminal exploitation in the South East of England.    Description: The limited body of research on Child Criminal Exploitation has been primarily focused on the phenomena as it has unfolded within cities and other large urban areas. Much less is known about the experiences of children, their families, and…
Summary: Access to the evaluation of the Framework for Integrated Care, which is a framework implemented in the children and young people’s secure estate which aims to improve the quality of care and outcomes for children and young people.  Description: The Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU) and the Child Outcomes Research Consortium were commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement…
Summary: County Lines Pathfinder commissioned Listen Up to produce a report that looks at professional perspectives in relation to school exclusions, disproportionality, and criminal exploitation.     Description: The Suffolk County Lines Pathfinder commissioned Listen Up, who have produced 'Professional Perspectives: School Exclusions, Disproportionality and Criminal Exploitation' (January 2022). The aim of the report was to explore educational and youth…
Summary:  Sandwell youth offending service have shared the evaluation of their creative approach to working with children in their service.      Description: Sandwell youth offending service have been implementing a creative approach to working with children, which is an alternative method when delivering interventions. The work itself has not changed, what is different, is that Sandwell youth offending service…
Summary: Attached is a summary of the Cardiff Triage plan and how it helps in engaging children.     Aims: At the earliest opportunity, to divert young people committing low level offences away from the Criminal Justice System into effective interventions to reduce re-offending Further reduce youth crime through early identification of risk leading to a swift, appropriate and effective…
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