Inclusion as Prevention

Gillon, Fern (2020) Inclusion as Prevention. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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Inclusion as Prevention is an innovative system change project in South Lanarkshire. Funded by the Lottery, with partners including Action for Children, South Lanarkshire Council and Dartington Design Lab and ourselves at CYCJ. The project aims to test out what happens when you meaningfully include those who are most often excluded, and explore whether this can lead to a reduction in negative outcomes. This Info Sheet, written by Fern Gillon, outlines the research and evidence which inspired the project and underpins its ethos, highlighting the complexities of working in prevention and early intervention and the opportunities it presents for system change. It reiterates well established learning that is often difficult to put into practice due to the complexity and scale of the forces that work against change, constraints like budgets and long established processes and ways of working.