At a Howard League Lecture on Monday 12th March, Angela Morgan, Chief Executive of Includem, will present her case for why Scotland must not give up on its most challenging young people and how "there is no 'silver bullet', and no neat and easy solutions to messy human problems.
However, that doesn't mean we should do nothing to help the most challenging young people.
From a preventative spend perspective, these are exactly the young people who are most likely to create substantial short, medium and long term costs to the public purse.
The stakes are high - to the public purse, the individual young people and to communities."
At the lecture Angela
is also launching a new hard hitting short-film, A Better Life, about Steven, referred to Includem
aged 14 whilst in residential care.
Steven tells his
story in his
own words about the support he
received from Includem
talks about how he
life back together and back home living with his
mum, instead of the bleak alternative. 'If I hadn't had Includem
I probably would have just ended up in Secure [care].