The Early Intervention Foundation have published reports which state that children and young people may be at risk of gang involvement or violent lifestyles can be identified in children as young as seven.
The reports examine how and when risks of involvement in gangs or youth violence can be identified and which types of preventative approaches have been shown to work and which types lack evidence.
They want to help local areas make more informed decisions about:
(i) how best to identify those children and young people who may be at risk of involvement in gangs or youth violence
(ii) what types of programmes or interventions appear to work or not to work in preventing involvement in gangs and youth violence.
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