The outcomes & impact of youth advice – the evidence
The Foundation has been supporting work to gather evidence of the role and value of legal advice on different parts of the population. This report, by James Kenrick from Youth Access, focuses on children and young people. The report demonstrates the critical difference that getting good advice can make to young people’s health and well-being, and highlights the contribution that advice services can make to the achievement of a range of major central and local government policy goals relating to health, education, employment, housing, poverty, crime and child protection. The report also contains important messages for local front-line advice services about good practice. For example, it identifies the service characteristics that appear to be most closely related to achieving good outcomes for young clients, including face-to-face advice provided through independent, holistic, young person-centred services.