Early and Effective Intervention

Early and Effective Intervention (EEI) for young people aged 8 to 18 year olds was introduced by the Scottish Government  under the Whole System Approach.

This was identified by the Scottish Government as a priority, which means it is supported by a Scottish Government Champions Group. The group, which meets throughout the year, organises regular networking and training sessions for practitioners across Scotland to attend and contribute to.

EEI – who’s at risk?

  • Children and young people who start to offend come from a range of social backgrounds and cultures, and possess a wide range of personal difficulties and individual strengths requiring a range of responses
  • The majority of anti-social behaviour and youth offending takes place in areas of economic and social deprivation. Therefore early intervention has implications for community planning strategies if it is to be effective in reducing offending
  • Research indicates that poor parental supervision and monitoring is a key feature for young people who offend

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