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Analysis of responses to the Social Exclusion Unit consultation on disengaged young people in poor neighbourhoods


This study for the Social Exclusion Unit (SEU) of the Cabinet Office involved analysis of over 150 responses to a public consultation exercise on disengaged young people in poor neighbourhoods. The findings were used by one of the cross-departmental Policy Action Teams which reported to Ministers at the end of 1999.

What did the research involve?

Responses came from a variety of statutory and voluntary organisations and from individuals concerned with multiply disadvantaged young people. Responses varied considerably in length and reflect a variety of wide-ranging concerns, including the causes and symptoms of disaffection; the correlation with poor neighbourhoods; services to young people; and policy priorities. The Policy Research Bureau team coded, charted and analysed the key findings and produced a summary report to the SEU.

Timescale and final products of the research

The analysis was completed by the end of May 1999. The SEU used the findings in compiling a report to Ministers.

Last updated July 2004