Children's Services Reports
Youth Inclusion Support Programme (YISP)
Youth Inclusion and Support Programmes (YISPs) are multi-agency
planning groups that seek to prevent offending and anti-social
behaviour by offering voluntary support services to at-risk, 8 to
17 year olds and their families. YISPs are seen nationally as an
essential contribution to reducing risk factors and enhancing
protective factors by providing appropriate interventions for
children at high or medium risk of becoming involved in or further
involved in offending, or engaging in anti-social behaviour.
The Research and Intelligence Unit has produced two reports for
the Worcestershire YISP; the first written in 2007 and the second
in 2010. The first impact assessment report identifies and
explains the impact of the YISP through a detailed multi
perspective exploration into the work that the YISP undertakes,
whilst providing informed recommendations for future
development. The second report follows on from this,
assessing the effectiveness of the scheme three years on and
suggesting further areas for development in light of difficult
economic conditions. The views of the young people themselves
are at the heart of both studies, and the views of their
parents and the YISP staff are also included.
The previous Government established Children’s Funds to provide
preventive services for 5-13 year olds. They were to form part of a
continuum between Surestart and Connexions. Children's Funds
ran from 2003 to 2008; from 2008 onwards they have been known
as Community Capacity.
The Research & Intelligence Unit provided evaluation support
for the duration of the Children’s Fund. The reports below are
examples of the work undertaken. This has included working in
partnership with field researchers and the University of
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