This report is the result of a regular stakeholder consultation exercise, undertaken in December 2014, that allows CYCJ to benchmark progress, as well as to seek views, perceptions and experiences.
Our key professional stakeholders include not only policymakers in the Scottish Government, but also the full breadth of the Youth Justice workforce. Other important stakeholders include, of course, young people themselves, as well as the communities of which they are part. These three groups made up the separate arms of our consultation.
Professionals were consulted via two separate online surveys (an initial ‘call for ideas’ and a more in-depth survey exploring these emerging priorities in greater detail). Communities were also consulted using an online survey aimed at community councils to gather a range of interested views. Young people were issued with a short ‘postcard’ survey predominantly via schools, but with boosted samples drawn from youth clubs and youth offending services to capture the full experience of young people.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete this survey.