Year: 2009 Source: Journal of Social Work, v.9, no.3, (2009), p.285-307 SIEC No: 20090761

This study compared 215 former adolescent Permanently-Excluded-From-School young men with no statutory right to social work support with 438 Looked-After-Children men, now aged 16-24. The study was totally records based. Chi square tests were used compare outcomes of levels of offending & being victims of crime. Epidemiological rates were used to compare violent deaths. There were no suicides amongst the Looked-After-Children cohort but the suicide rate in the Permanently-Excluded-From-School cohort was 133 times that of their peers in the general population. Overall, results indicate social work support made a positive difference in the Looked-After-Children outcomes. (65 refs.)