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Snakes and Ladders

A training tool for use with children and young people supported by local authority services.

As part of a wider Economic and Social Research Council project match-funded by Neath Port Talbot Youth Justice and Early Intervention Service, our School of Social Sciences commissioned Echo Games CIC to develop a prototype of a game to be used by practitioners when working with looked after young people and those supported by the youth justice system. The aim of the tool is to act as a conversion starter, promoting reflection to support pro-social behaviour and signposting young people to appropriate help and support.

Having co-produced the prototype with young people and practitioners from Neath and Port Talbot local authority, this project explores the potential for commercialisation so that impact from the tool can be scaled up and the reach widened to other local authorities and service users.

This project supports the next phase of the work by exploring the market need amongst practitioners and young people including any adaptations that they would wish to see in order to suit their needs. Having an independent assessment of the market will inform the development of the tool and provide evidence for funders as to the wide-reaching benefits that can be realised through their investment and support.

Project lead

Dr Helen Hodges

Dr Helen Hodges

Research Associate, CASCADE

+44 (0)29 2251 0870

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