Researchers: Nina Biehal, Jasmine Clayden (SWRDU*); Sarah Byford (Centre for Health Economics)
Funder: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Duration: March 1998 - December 199
About the project
Adolescent support teams have developed rapidly since the early 1990s but little was known about their work. Their principal aim was to divert young people from the care system and they typically provided a short-term, intensive, preventive service to young people and families. This study evaluated the work of one such team, covering their work to prevent young people being 'looked after' and their work with homeless 16- and 17-year-olds.
Home or Away? Supporting Young People and Families, 2000
Biehal, N., Clayden, J., and Byford, S., National Children's Bureau/Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Preventive work with teenagers: evaluation of an adolescent support team , 2000
Biehal, N., Clayden, J., and Byford, S. , JRF Findings, Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
*This project took place when the Social Work Team were called SWRDU The Social Work Research and Development Unit