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Support from the Start: Effective programmes for at risk nine to thirteen year-olds.

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JournalJournal of Children's Services
DatePublished - Mar 2012
Issue number1
Number of pages12
Pages (from-to)41-53
Original languageEnglish


Purpose – This paper aims to review selected effective interventions (available in the United Kingdom) for middle childhood (9-13 years) to reduce the risk of, or current/subsequent involvement in, anti-social behaviour and criminality.
Design/methodology/approach – Electronic databases and reviews of evidence-based effective programmes were searched to identify family, school, child and community programmes that are available in the United Kingdom.
Findings – Despite current public policy emphasis on ‘‘early intervention’’, there are increasing numbers of effective interventions for this older age range available within the UK. Age-appropriate risk-reduction interventions reflect family, school, community, and peer influences.
Originality/value – This paper, read in conjunction with other age-specific contributions in this volume, demonstrates the growing viability of evidence-based strategies that support children and their families to reduce known risk factors for behavioural problems, and respond to antisocial and criminal behaviour.
Keywords Primary/secondary transition, Middle childhood, Parent programmes,
School-based interventions, Community programmes, Criminality prevention, Behaviour,
United Kingdom
Paper type Conceptual paper

    Research areas

  • Primary/secondary transition, Middle childhood, Parent programmes,

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