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Leading for outcomes: children and young people

Outcomes refer to the impact of support on a person’s life and not the outputs of services. Outcomes are the answer to the question: So what difference does it make? Outcomes are changes or benefits for individuals who access support and those of their informal/family carers. Focusing on the outcomes important to individuals is an underpinning principle of personalised support.

Leadership plays a vital role in embedding an outcomes-focused approach. This guide can be used as a practical tool for leaders to use with staff to promote understanding of an outcomes-focused approach with children and young people. Relevant evidence around outcomes for children and young people and the implications for practice are highlighted throughout the guide.