Improvement Officer - Inclusion as Prevention project
The ‘Inclusion as Prevention Project’ is a Big Lottery Funded project intended to shift resources and thinking from a responsive service model to one of early action. The project is being led by South Lanarkshire Council and other partners including Action for Children, Dartington Service Design Lab and ourselves at the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ).
As Improvement Officer, I will coordinate and facilitate an improvement group involving all partners; lead the improvement methodology process; and produce outputs about good practice based on research evidence, share and support others to learn from the project. The project will take a phased approach over five years. My PhD explored Early and Effective Intervention (EEI) decision making and its impact on young people, practitioners and the wider youth justice system. I previously held posts as Research Assistant at CYCJ, and Teaching Associate at the School of Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde. I was awarded a SCCJR/ Scottish Government Fellowship to disseminate the findings of my PhD with policy and practice.