Systems Evidence and Gap Map
Developed in partnership with the Department for Education
It’s here to help you navigate research on different systems of support that are available to children and families in the UK and Ireland (like education, health, social care or community support), and how they might protect (or expose) children and young people to violence.
Our Systems EGM is part of a wider partnership between the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) and the Department for Education (DfE). Together, we’re working on the DfE-YEF Serious Violence Research Programme, which aims to better understand how a person’s journey through different systems of support and the different qualities of the experiences along the way, might protect or expose them to involvement in serious youth violence.
To deliver our mission, to prevent children and young people becoming involved in violence, it is critical that we first map existing research on what works best to prevent children from becoming involved in violence. We’ve already looked at what we know about different interventions in our Programmes EGM. Together with the Department for Education, we’re building on this work to map research on the way different systems work to support young people and prevent their involvement in serious violence.
Tackling serious youth violence is a top priority for Government. Government’s approach to preventing serious violence involves a whole system strategy, with partners from across different sectors coming together in a multi-agency response that is focused on tackling serious violence through early intervention and prevention, supporting communities and local partnerships, and law enforcement and the criminal justice response.
The sample of studies (400 out of 1,160 eligible papers) in our Systems EGM tell us that:
The Systems EGM also found some possible gaps in the research evidence: