Key elements of effective practice: engaging young people who offend
The Key Elements of Effective Practice are intended to describe the features of effective interventions and provide the benchmark for effective practice. For the purposes of this publication, engagement covers the techniques that are concerned with gaining young people’s interest and willing participation in interventions or services intended to prevent or reduce offending.
The guidance is structured to cover three main audiences: those involved in delivery, e.g. youth offending team (YOT) practitioners and prison officers; those involved in operational and first-line management; strategic managers in their role as service managers and partnership brokers.