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Interventions for Vulnerable Youth information and statistics 2019 to 2020: FOI release

Published: 25 Jan 2021

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
25 Jan 2021
Interventions for Vulnerable Youth information and statistics 2019 to 2020: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000107181
Date received: 3 Nov 2020
Date responded: 3 Dec 2020
Information requested

1. What evaluation of the IVY project’s performance since the initial grant awarded to Kibble in 2019 was undertaken by Scottish Government prior to the decision to award a further grant of £306,166 to Kibble for 2020-2021?

2. Who was involved in any evaluation of IVY’s performance in relation to the professional and clinical standards, quality and efficacy of the service?

3. How many children have been referred to IVY since 1 January 2019 and from which local authority/HSCP areas?

4. How many Level 1 Clinics have taken place between 1 January 2019 to 31 October 2020?

5. How many Level 2 Assessments have been completed since 1 January 2019 to 6 October 2020?

6. How many Level 3 Interventions have been offered since 1 January 2019 to 31 October 2020?

Response

1. What evaluation of the IVY project’s performance since the initial grant awarded to Kibble in 2019 was undertaken by Scottish Government prior to the decision to award a further grant of £306,166 to Kibble for 2020-2021?
The decision made by the Scottish Government to offer grant funding to Kibble from April 2020 was based on the consideration of an application for funding, as submitted by Kibble in December 2019. As the service, which had transferred to Kibble at the end of November 2019, had only been running for three months the decision to fund from April 2020 was based on this application and the previous agreement to fund the service from November 2019 to March 2020. Previous information available regarding the delivery of the service when it was based at the Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) and an evaluation of the service carried out by CYCJ in 2015 were also taken into consideration.

2. Who was involved in any evaluation of IVY’s performance in relation to the professional and clinical standards, quality and efficacy of the service?
CYCJ carried out an evaluation of the service in 2015 along with an independent researcher, which covered the consultation process, risk analysis and wider experience of IVY. Data for the evaluation was gathered through user feedback from young people and professionals and from the views of stakeholders. Information regarding the delivery of the IVY service was also provided to Scottish Government officials by Dr Lorraine Johnstone, Consultant Clinical Forensic Psychologist, in May 2019 as part of the proposal for future funding. In addition, quarterly monitoring reports on the delivery of the IVY service have previously been submitted to officials in the Youth Justice Team by CYCJ, and latterly by Kibble, as per the agreement of the grant letter. Any decision around future funding of a service is based on the delivery of the service throughout the financial year and on a further application for funding. Should you wish to view any monitoring reports please do let us know and we can, pending any necessary redactions in compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), make these available to you.

3. How many children have been referred to IVY since 1 January 2019 and from which local authority/HSCP areas? 
A total of 51 children have been referred to IVY since January 2019. Referrals have been from the following local authority areas:

  • Aberdeen City
  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Ayrshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Eilean Siar
  • Glasgow
  • Fife
  • Falkirk
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Renfrewshire
  • Stirling

4. How many Level 1 Clinics have taken place between 1 January 2019 to 31 October 2020?
Please see the table of data below

5. How many Level 2 Assessments have been completed since 1 January 2019 to 6 October 2020?
Please see the table of data below

6. How many Level 3 Interventions have been offered since 1 January 2019 to 31 October 2020?
Please see the table of data below

The following table of data has been taken from IVY monitoring reports which are submitted to the Scottish Government quarterly as part of the grant process. The data provided is from 1 January 2019 to 30 September 2020. I am unable to provide information from 30 September 2020 to 31 October 2020 as we are currently awaiting the quarter 3 monitoring report from Kibble.

As monitoring reports are submitted quarterly, I have presented the information as received per quarter. This means, however, that although I can confirm the total number of referrals from 1 January 2019 to 30 September (51 referrals), I can only present a snapshot total of how many Level 1 Clinics, Level 2 Assessments and Level 3 Interventions took place during each quarter. You may alternatively wish to contact CYCJ and Kibble for further details on clinics and assessments. Please note that with regard to quarter 3 (October to end December 2019), data is only available for the month of December as no clinics took place in October and November due to the service ending at CYCJ and the service transferring to Kibble in November.

 

How many Level 1
Clinics taken place
between 1 January
2019 and 31 October
2020

How many Level 2 Assessments have been completed since 1 January 2019 to 6 October 2020 How many Level 3
Interventions have been
offered since 1 January
2019 to 31 October 2020
Quarter 4 January – 31 March 2019 6 (new) 3 (return) 0 8
Quarter 1 April – 30 June 2019 9 (new) 1 (return) 0 10
Quarter 2 July – 30 September 2019 3 (new) 2 (return) 0 8
Quarter 3 October – 31 December 2019 *Information only available for December 2019 due to a pause in delivery of the service* 0 0 4
Quarter 4 January – 31 March 2020 5 0 4
Quarter 1 April – 30 June 2020 7 1 4
Quarter 2 July – 30 September 2020 2 1 (return) 1 (return)


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