Thursday, March 08, 2012

Edinburgh Partnership Board meeting

Edinburgh Partnership Board meeting ... and that presentation mentioned earlier, was indeed interesting.

A lot of really commendable work happening in the area of 'Youth Offending' diversionary work - there seems to be, at last, a proper grasp of the connectedness of many of the issues that a wide variety of agencies deal with in this policy area.

I did end the afternoon though, with a lingering worry that all the focus - a commendable focus! - is on youngsters from Primary 4 upwards ... and, for me anyhow, I believe many problems are so deep-seated that if they can't be addressed prior to Primary age then it may simply be too late to successfully break the cycle of offending?

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