Early & Effective intervention is a process for children and young people (aged 8-17 years) who have become involved in offending behaviour. It diverts them from the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA) and finds the most appropriate intervention to improve outcomes for children and young people whilst reducing the likelihood of them reoffending.
Once formal charges have been raised against a child or young person the arresting officer has chosen, through some information gathering to divert the child from more formal measures by referring them to the EEI coordinator, who will consider the most appropriate type of intervention to help.
The EEI coordinator will make contact with the parent/ guardian, share information with services such as Education, Social Work and the Police to help make a decision about what the best course of action is. The coordinator is guided by the GIRFEC Getting It Right for Every Child framework and UNCRC United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child. If there's a need for further information, your child may be discussed at a multi-agency case meeting. At this meeting, people come together to agree a proportionate & appropriate outcome.
The EEI coordinator has a duty to inform all parties affected by an offence of the process taking place. You may be contacted if the young person agrees to participate in Restorative Justice however, this will only ever go ahead with your full consent and we will provide you with all of the information you need to help you make a decision about this.
You will be contacted by letter prior to any contact by agencies linked to EEI Then, you may be contacted by one of the following agencies once your child's case has been screened, discussed and an intervention put in place.