Includem’s services are rooted in evidence-based practice and shaped to reflect current research about effective ways of helping young people achieve a better life.
Since inception Includem has been committed to rigorous monitoring and evaluation of services and the impact they have on young people. This section of the website houses the evidence we have obtained – internal and external – on our services and our model.
We also take an active part in helping to shape the environment in which young people grow up. Our policy and influencing work is rooted in our practice experience and you can read some of our submissions to consultations and reviews below.
For more information on any aspect of this section please contact our Policy and Communications Manager, Michael Shanks.
Includem’s Framework of Intervention is our overarching approach to supporting socially excluded young people, achieve better lives. It consists of four parts:
A Better Life is Includem’s dynamic series of practitioner modules for working with vulnerable and high-risk young people, each containing practice guidance, processes and exercises to compliment and reinforce Includem’s relationship based approach. Click here to download a brief introduction to ‘A Better Life’.
We regularly contribute to local and national consultations on a range of policy areas. We focus our responses on our practice experience only – building on the experiences of young people and their families so we can help shape a better environment and system for them.
|Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill Consultation||The Scottish Parliament||Download response||July 2018|
|Attainment and Achievement of School Aged Children Experiencing Poverty Consultation||The Scottish Parliament (Education and Skills Committee)||Download response||March 2018|
|Empowering Schools - A Consultation on the Provisions of the Education (Scotland) Bill||Scottish Government||Download response||January 2018|
|Pre-Recording Evidence of Child and Other Vulnerable Witnesses||Scottish Government||Download response||September 2017|
|Equal Protection from Assault draft Bill||The Scottish Parliament||Download response||August 2017|
|Electronic Monitoring in Scotland||Scottish Government||Download response||May 2017|
|Police Scotland 2026 Strategy Consultation||Police Scotland||Download response||May 2017|
|Education Governance Review||Scottish Government||Download response||January 2017|
|Mental health in Scotland - 10 year vision consultation||Scottish Government||Download response||September 2016|
|Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility - initial consultation response||Scottish Government||Download response||June 2016|
Building effective and meaningful relationships with young people and their families is the “bread and butter” of what Includem does. Working with families is crucial to gaining better outcomes for young people.
This review examines that work and assesses the progress made following a scoping exercise in 2010. It evaluates the impact of the new “Working with Families” module of Includem’s practitioner toolkit, A Better Life.