Launched in 2001 Positive Futures is sport based youth inclusion programme, funded by the Home Office Crime and Drug Strategy Directorate with additional investment from the Football Foundation. Now midway through its third phase of funding and managed on the Home Office’s behalf by Crime Concern, the programme operates through 121 local projects in England and Wales. Its principal aims are to help young people living in some of the most deprived communities avoid an involvement in offending behaviour and substance misuse by engaging them in activities and creating routes back into education, volunteering and employment.
Editor's comments - [ According to Vernon Coaker MP in the document foreword; "The Positive Futures programme has made significant progress since it was launched by Gordon Brown and Sir Alex Ferguson in 2001. With nearly a hundred more projects added to the original 24 it has consistently demonstrated a capacity for engaging young people in positive activities and then using that engagement as a basis for broader social development. The programme has been consistent in its language, approaches and actions. At the same time it has pioneered fresh approaches to work with some of the most disadvantaged young people in our country which are now recognised as models of good practice."
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Reference : Crabbe, T. (2007). Positive futures: Putting the pieces together. Manchester: Substance
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