This study focuses on the use of sport and leisure activities to prevent and reduce anti-social behaviour by young people.
The main findings from the study relevant to scrutiny are:
- Sport and leisure activities have an important role in preventing antisocial behaviour.
- Most councils, and many other local agencies, provide or commission some good targeted activities. But there is little evidence of comprehensive area-based approaches.
- Commissioning decisions are limited by a lack of data on costs and performance.
- Young people’s views are rarely taken into account when planning new activities. Young people want activities that are accessible, reliable and relevant.
- National funding arrangements are inefficient. Projects have to deal with unreliable short-term funding that is time-consuming and expensive to administer.
- Solutions that benefit communities lie in engagement with the appropriate young people, delivery through local joint working and coordination of national and local funding.
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Reference : Audit Commission (2009) Tired of hanging around; Using sport and leisure activities to prevent anti-social behaviour by young people. London: AC.
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