youth work

Voluntary sector leads multi-agency team to combat substance misuse

Case study from Leeds, Yorkshire describing a project run by the voluntary sector which helps young people involved in substance misuse by assessing their particular needs and then putting them in contact with the appropriate agencies to meet those needs. Also offered are implementation tips for others to implement such a 'one-stop shop' approach.

A participatory handbook for youth drug abuse prevention programmes : a guide for development and improvement

Substance abuse as a social phenomenon is all the more worrisome because of its prevalence among youth. Over the last two decades or so, countries all over the world have seen an alarming rise in the incidence of substance abuse amongst the most productive and crucial section of their populations.

Improving the wellbeing of disabled children and young people through improving access to positive and inclusive activities

This review looks at the evidence base for improving the wellbeing of disabled children and young people through improving access to positive and inclusive activities. It assess where gaps in the evidence base occur and suggests where future research and development may need to take place.

Personalised support provides opportunities for young offenders

Case study from Wiltshire describing a programme designed to support young offenders about to be released and provide them with assistance to find either employment or educational opportunities. Also offered are implementation tips for others interested in starting similar programmes.

Targeting teenage pregnancy (TP) through school based health centres

Case study from Greenwich, London describing the setting up of health centres in schools and the positive impact these have had on issues such as teenage pregnancy and other health and well-being issues affecting young people. Also offered are implementation tips for others interested in setting up similar centres.

Targeted and integrated services reduce teenage pregnancy

Case study from Bournemouth showing how a targeted and integrated multi-agency approach successfully reduced teenage pregnancy rates and offering implementation tips for others wishing to achieve the same objectives.

Commissioning services for children, young people and families : a study of the dynamics in six local authority areas (Research report no. DCSF-RR133)

Report of a research project in which 'audience insight' research with practitioners of children’s commissioning was carried out to establish an evidence base for the design, planning and delivery of a Commissioning Support Programme. Six local authority areas were used as case studies to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of commissioning, particularly those pertaining to leadership, partnership and locality working.

Combating substance misuse through multi-agency working

Case study from East Sussex showing how a multi-agency approach to the issue of substance misuse among young people was developed and offering implementation tips to others on the best ways to achieve the same approach.

Valuing young people: principles and connections to support young people achieve their potential

Document providing a set of commonly agreed principles which can be used by all services supporting young people to help deliver the fifteen national outcomes laid down in the Scottish Government's National Performance Framework.

Pre-release work helps engage young offenders after release

Case study from Wiltshire describing the ways in which a particular young offender was supported and helped just prior to his release to prepare for and gain employment. Also offered are implementation tips for other practitioners working with young offenders to prepare them for re-entry into the community and make a positive future for themselves.