Leapwise supported Catch22 to develop a new service model for those in or at risk of entering secure care and custody.
“Following Charlie Taylor’s review of youth justice and recommendations, we asked Leapwise to help us think about how Catch22 might deliver a ‘Secure School’, based on our expertise and operational capacity in children’s social care, rehabilitation and resettlement, and alternative provision education. Tom Gash’s reputation of combining intellectual mastery with frontline experience was immediately confirmed as Leapwise helped us shape our brief in a dynamic political and policy environment. One of the most valuable aspects was support in reframing the problem pragmatically, leading to alternative solutions. Over 6-8 months Leapwise drove two parallel work-streams: designing a new transformational service model for young people in care and custody, while also identifying, building and consolidating a range of potential partners, local and national. Colleagues across Catch22 enjoyed working with Tom and Leapwise very much, particularly valuing an approach to project management that favours candour, human relationships, and paperwork on a ‘needs-only’ basis. We wouldn’t hesitate to appoint Leapwise in the future.”Pamela Dow, Director of Reform, Catch22