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includem gets first class rating for improving young people’s lives


We’re thrilled to have been awarded the Care Inspectorate’s top rating for our work in helping to improve young people’s lives, graded ‘excellent’ for the third year running.

The Inspectorate was particularly impressed by the impact of our work with young people on the fringes of criminality.

“We heard about the huge impact their joint work with Police Scotland had, when the police identified and referred young people to includem within Glasgow offending rate reduced by half,” they said in their report.

“We consistently heard from young people and their families that includem had made a significant difference in their lives.”

includem Chief Executive, Martin Dorchester said:

“To gain such recognition from the inspectorate is a reinforcement for us that our intensive, trust based, one-to-one approach to supporting young people facing difficult challenges in their lives really does help transform their life prospects. Our model of support is based upon building solid relationships of trust. Through this approach we are able to help young people make positive life choices and progress towards the type of future they want to live.

“It is not only the inspectorate who are telling us this it is our young people themselves.”

Feedback to the Inspectorate from young people includem works with ranged from “If includem wasn’t in my life, my life would be two times worse. I have people I can trust. I can talk to them,” to “Both my sons have spoken to workers about things they wouldn’t speak to me about directly and then workers have been able to speak to us and it has been resolved.”

The full Includem Care Inspectorate report can be downloaded here.

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