B4606 - Special Educational Needs and Youth Offending - 14/05/2024

B number: 
Principal applicant name: 
Umar Toseeb | University of York
Ms Jo Hutchinson, Dr Anna Leyland, Professor Nathan Hughes, Dr Emre Deniz
Title of project: 
Special Educational Needs and Youth Offending
Proposal summary: 

Young people with special educational needs (SENs) are disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system. Eighty seven percent of all violent youth offences in England are committed by those with an identified SEN (DfE, 2022). Understanding the link between youth offending and SEN will help to identify ways in which young people with SENs can be diverted away from the criminal justice system.

Impact of research: 
The funder is keen to understand what works to reduce youth offending. As such, we hope that the research will inform interventions to reduce youth offending in vulnerable groups such as those with special educational needs. We will work with the funder throughout the project to develop appropriate impact pathways.
Date proposal received: 
Wednesday, 1 May, 2024
Date proposal approved: 
Wednesday, 8 May, 2024
Social Science, Behaviour - e.g. antisocial behaviour, risk behaviour, etc., Developmental disorders - autism, Cognitive impairment, Learning difficulty, Mental health, Speech/language problem, Statistical methods, Social science, Speech and language, Statistical methods