The Effective Practice Award from the Youth Justice Board



The project received national recognition for its work engaging school-aged young offenders. The report demonstrates 6 years of evidence moving hundreds of NEET young people into Education, Training and Employment and reducing re-offending.  

The project engaged young people with major literacy barriers, as well as those with identified learning difficulties, such as Dyslexia, ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The award was based on two independent evaluations of the project by Reading and Nottinghamshire Youth Offending Services. 

Key outcomes

- Transforms confidence, self-esteem and engagement
- Reduces NEETs (Not in Education, Training and Employment)
- Reduces rate of re-offending
- Makes people independent and improves resilience
-Gives someone a positive experience of education
- Leads to better engagement with staff and services
- Provides the skills that are essential for school, college or the workplace



The Youth Justice Conference

Case Studies

Our Work An introduction

An introduction

Why it works

Educators often have to focus on what learners are ‘supposed’ to know. This project targets what they ‘need’ to know.

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Our Work Award Winning
An award-winning intervention

Award Winning

The project won a national award from the Youth Justice Board.

The award
Our Work Success stories
Success stories

Success stories

Read about the people the Communicate project has helped.

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Our Work Staff training and CPD
Staff training

Staff training and CPD

The Communicate project offers staff an excellent opportunity for continued professional development and provides them with a specialist toolkit for overcoming literacy problems.

Our Work Project implementation
Project implementation

Project implementation

What to think about when starting a Communicate project?

What to consider

Our 10-hour mission

The Communicate project brings a complete literacy intervention system to the front-line which changes outcomes in hours.

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