The Impact of "On Track": Peer Mediation as a Strategy for Social Inclusion

Lesley Noaks, Cardiff University
John Noaks, Ty Morfa

ABSTRACT
The paper will draw on an evaluation of 'On Track', a British based early intervention initiative targeting young children (aged 4-12) and their families. The initiative originated as part of a government sponsored Crime Reduction Programme addressing prevention of anti-social and criminal behaviour. In 24 pilot areas across England and Wales On Track teams have implemented multiple intervention programmes whicnh include inputs of family therapy; home visiting; home/school partnerships; parent support and training; pre-school education and specialist inputs. The paper will provide a brief overview of the programme and discuss the specific impact of a school based peer mediation scheme.

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