We want to hear from those on the frontline, service and system leaders and commissioners, and those with lived experience.
Your contribution will help us to ensure that we are able to identify trends, new practice models and gather ideas for practice and policy solutions.
The following categories are by no means exhaustive, and we would welcome additional areas you think we should be considering.
What leads to vulnerability and crisis and why aren’t services as effective as young people and families need them to be?
How vulnerable families and communities living in high-risk situations can be supported to strengthen their home and support environment, providing strong support for parents who are struggling and building family resilience that gives teenagers more stability, guidance, and protection.
What support young people need to ensure good mental health and wellbeing and the services and support that are needed to deliver it.
How schools and colleges can be inclusive, can identify and can respond positively and proactively to young people who are at risk, and how they can support these children to progress and achieve in school, including those children with poor communication skills and/or special educational needs.
Why a disproportionate number of children in care are getting into trouble with the law and what needs to change to prevent this and help them flourish.
Who should be protecting vulnerable young people from exploitation and violence? What do young people at risk need and how can this be delivered at scale?
How can the criminal justice system work more effectively to improve outcomes for vulnerable young people?
The Commission on Young Lives will design a national strategy to prevent crisis and help young people to succeed. We want to learn more about the systemic issues that drive risk and what you think can be done to reform the system nationally and locally.
The Commission aims to address both costs and value for money. We want to bring together work that has been done on how prevention and early intervention be valued in terms of a sustainable outcome, as well as make compelling arguments for where additional investment is most needed and possible routes to that investment.
Please share any examples of ‘invest to save’ evidence you are aware as well as your views on where funding is most needed and how this should be delivered.
Please add any additional questions that you think the Commission should be addressing or additional information that you think will help us in our deliberations.
We welcome your submission. Please submit as a Word document and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title ‘Call for Evidence submission’, including your organisation and contact details. We would be grateful if your submission was no longer than four sides of A4. The closing date for submissions is 30th November.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this call for evidence. This will be analysed and used to inform the Commission’s work as it develops, as well the final report.