Preventive work with teenagers: evaluation of an adolescent support team

N Biehal, J Clayden, S Byford

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Adolescent support teams have developed rapidly since the early 1990s but little is known about their work. Their principal aim is to divert young people from the care system and they typically provide a short-term, intensive, preventive service to young people and families. This study, by Nina Biehal, Jasmine Clayden and Sarah Byford, evaluates 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. The study found that:

Original languageEnglish
PublisherJoseph Rowntree Foundation
Place of PublicationYork
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Publication series

NameJRF Findings


  • children on the edge of care
  • family
  • social work issues

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