Aiming to prevent children and young people from entering the criminal justice system, our £25 million Realising Ambition programme is supporting 25 projects from across the UK, including six in Scotland, that are trialling and testing a range of interventions.
Rather than writing a long evaluation report at the end of the five-year programme – the Realising
Ambition consortium, led by Catch22, are instead producing a series of 12 Programme Insights. The first of these programme insights explores the topic of replication and how projects can deliver a service into new geographical areas or to new or different audiences.
Giving his thoughts on this first insight, this blog from Jim Cantley, Action for Children’s Operational Director for Children’s Services makes for an interesting read. Using the organisation’s own experience of delivering their Functional Family Therapy in Renfrewshire, he explores how some of the stages of replication outlined in the first Programme Insight have mirrored their own journey.
You can find out more about Realising Ambition and the journey of the participating organisations to date on the Catch22 website.