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An evaluation of a Glasgow-based intensive mentoring programme for young people


An evaluation of a Glasgow-based intensive mentoring programme for young people


Project lead: Kate Tobin, MRes 

Includem is a charity based in the Southside of Glasgow working with some of Scotland’s most vulnerable young people. Includem commissioned DSRU to undertake a two-year evaluation of their IMPACT project. 

Includem’s IMPACT project is a specialist mentoring programme that provides intensive support for young people involved in violent and alcohol-fueled offending. The purpose of the evaluation is to support Includem move further along the innovation to proven impact pipeline. DSRU provides Includem with guidance on the development of a suitable and robust evidence base, based on the project's stage of development, capacity and current practice.

Our role

Kate Tobin is the DSRU evaluator and based part-time at the Includem offices in Glasgow. Kate leads on the evaluation of Includem’s IMPACT project, overseen by Co-directors Louise Morpeth and Michael Little.  

The evaluation has focused on the refinement of IMPACT’s logic model through workshops with staff, in-depth interviews with young people and key stakeholders such as Police Scotland.  


The interviews also explore young people’s experiences and journey through the project and relationship with mentors.

Includem have a strong working relationship with Police Scotland that has led to the incorporation of offending data for the IMPACT group, and a closely matched comparison group into the evaluation.

Funders and collaborators

Funder: Includem

Duration:  September 2013  - October 2015

Outputs and Resources

You can download initial finding reports, from June 2014 here.

Read the latest research paper, from November 2014 here.




The final evaluation report was published in March 2016 and is available here.

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