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Determined to Succeed and Young People at Risk of Becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) February–October 2005 Part of the National Evaluation of Determined to Succeed – Phase 1

DescriptionThis study aimed to examine the potential contribution of DtS to improving the outcomes of young people at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings.
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Official Print Publication DateJune 2006
Website Publication DateJune 23, 2006

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Thomas Spielhofer, Gaby White, Lisa O'Donnell, David Sims
National Foundation for Educational Research

ISBN 0 7559 6076 9 (Web only publication)

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CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
RESEARCH CONTEXT
RESEARCH FINDINGS
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION
BACKGROUND
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
METHODOLOGY
STRUCTURE OF THE REPORT

CHAPTER TWOKEY FINDINGS FROM THE LITERATURE
ENGAGING THE AT-RISK GROUP
KEEPING THEM ENGAGED
PROGRESSION AND ACHIEVEMENT
ORGANISATIONAL ISSUES
MAIN FINDINGS

CHAPTER THREETHE LOCAL AUTHORITY PERSPECTIVE
FOCUS ON TARGET GROUP
MANAGEMENT OF PROVISION
IDENTIFYING THE AT-RISK GROUP
IMPACT OF DtS ON PROVISION
MAIN FINDINGS

CHAPTER FOUR PROVIDER AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S PERSPECTIVE
LINKS TO THE DETERMINED TO SUCCEED STRATEGY
TYPOLOGY OF PROVISION
IDENTIFYING THE TARGET GROUP
OUTCOMES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
INTER-AGENCY WORKING
CHALLENGES AND LESSONS LEARNED
MAIN FINDINGS

CHAPTER FIVECONCLUSIONS AND KEY MESSAGES

REFERENCES

APPENDIX 1LIST OF INTERVIEW TOPICS

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Executive Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.