(Note that this story is based on a real case, but the name and some of the details have been changed and the photograph is posed by models).
Ed was referred to Early and Effective Intervention (EEI) for support when he was 14, due to two charges relating to drugs and trespassing on a railway line.
At a multi-agency meeting following his referral to EEI, we gained a better understanding of Ed’s family and education. Ed had a supportive mother, but his behaviour was beginning to become threatening towards her and she felt she was losing parental control.
To help his mother, the Triple P Positive Parenting Programme was offered through NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in partnership with Glasgow City Council.
Community Safety Glasgow offered Ed support and he received input from the British Transport Police and CSG about safety and information about cannabis use, harm and reduction. Glasgow Life also offered support to help Ed start joining in on activities in his community.
The combination of support offered allowed Ed to move on, preventing further offending behaviour.