NCB is a national charity which supports children, young people and families and those who work with them, across England and Northern Ireland. Their Young Inspectors programme recruited and trained disadvantaged young people to inspect and report on services in their areas. The initiative aimed to provide opportunities for marginalised young people to improve services and enable change in their communities.
A team of economists from Europe Economics, looking at an evaluation of the Young Inspectors programme, investigated how far it is possible to quantify the economic costs and benefits of the programme, and identify other resulting benefits.
We are grateful to the team at Europe Economics – Jonathan Green, Deborah Kelly and Sarah Shannon – for their hard work in delivering this report.