This seminar used the project as the basis for a wider discussion about government policy, the role of business, and the practical delivery of youth engagement programmes.
Professor Sue Maguire, one of Britain's leading experts on youth transitions, offered her analysis of how well NEET young women are supported in the UK and the impact of intensive personal support. Will Roberts of Oxford Brookes has spent the last three years doing an independent evaluation of Street Elite. He presented film footage of the training programme and talked about the role of sport in training for work.
Above all, we met colleagues in government, the police, business and the voluntary sector, shared ideas and heard what others are doing.