MacQueen, S. and McVie, S. (2013), 'The Whole System Approach for Children and Young People who Offend:An Evaluation of Early Stage Implementation.' SCCJR Briefing Paper 01/2013. University of Edinburgh.
This briefing summarises the findings from an evaluation of the early implementation of the Whole System Approach for Children and Young People who Offend (WSA). The evaluation was conducted at the very outset of the national rollout of the WSA and provides an historic account of this critical period in the implementation of the system, and the negotiations taking place between the key partners in the different local authorities in Scotland. The findings presented here form the basis for ongoing research on the WSA, and recommendations are provided for future practice and evaluation.