THE Government should speed up the introduction of integrated youth social work teams, according to a study commissioned by the Social Welfare Department. The study, conducted by the City University, said the teams, each consisting of 16 professional social workers and youth officers, could better serve young people of different backgrounds. There are 10 integrated teams so far. In addition, the study said, teams of about 10 staff should be set up in small neighbourhoods. The integrated teams should work closely with school-based social workers so that students' activities after school could be monitored, it added. Social workers at schools were advised to reach out to pupils when they were on the streets.