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ERIC Number: ED511393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 50
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9067-9265-7
Analysis of Youth Offending Team Inspection Reports. LGA Research Report
MacLeod, Shona; Jeffes, Jennifer; White, Richard; Bramley, George
National Foundation for Educational Research
How well do youth offending teams (YOT) work? In which areas of their work is their performance excellent and where is improvement needed? This research examined annual performance assessments of services for children and young people undertaken by Ofsted in 57 local authorities from January 2006 to April 2009, together with relevant data relating to the national performance indicators on youth offending issues. The findings cover YOTs' performance with regard to: (1) management and leadership; (2) work in courts; (3) work with children and young people in the community; (4) work with children and young people with custodial sentences; and (5) victims and restorative justice. The research found that there has been an improvement in the quality of management and leadership of YOTs and while some areas of work are very good, others show room for improvement. This report is important reading for all those working in YOTs and for policy makers seeking to understand the performance of YOTs over time. Appended are: (1) List of abbreviations; (2) List of YOT inspection reports included in the analysis; (3) List of Annual Performance Assessments, Ofsted; (4) National Performance Indicator data: full definitions; (5) Methodological considerations; (6) YOT inspection scores; (7) Number of references to safeguarding, child protection and public protection in Ofsted reports; (8) National Performance indicators data relating to young people and crime; (9) Evolution of YOT inspection process; and (10) References. (Contains 23 tables, 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for Educational Research
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom