Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Cause for concern

We've just been looking for the list of concerns on the RYOGENS site which are used to predict whether a child is likely to become an offender. These are derived from the Youth Justice Board's 'ONSET' process. (RYOGENS, by the way, is an acronym for Reducing Youth Offending Generic National Solution)

The link we have seems to have disappeared, but fortunately the Wayback Machine has preserved it. The full list can now be seen here

The idea is that a practitioner registers a 'concern' from this list, and an alert is triggered when the concerns reach a certain level. As we said in the children's database report to the Information Commissioner, all of the pilot authorities had configured their systems to trigger an automatic alert on one concern. Victims of bullying and those who move house frequently, beware.


At Thursday, November 30, 2006 9:51:00 AM, Blogger Carlotta said...

Whoops..we'd have triggered an alert then. (We moved 4 times in 2 years when Ds was young.) do you break it to a child that they are seemingly at high risk of delinquency?


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