Young people who have been excluded from mainstream schools are in need of targeted support and care. To address this, we developed an innovative intervention in a residential educational setting outside London (“the Residence”) to support such young people who attended one of our Academies and who were in, or on the edge of, care, and/or involved in the youth justice system. Our aims were to improve behaviour, educational achievement and family relationships, reduce youth offending, and reduce the number of young people entering care. We also wanted to compare the cost-effectiveness of our model with more traditional residential provisions.
As a result of the project the residential care facility is still being supported and we continue to reflect on the evaluation findings with a view to gather more evidence of impact as we continue to deliver.
Westminster Borough Council, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham