Maintaining Children- family and community links whilst in custody (October 2023)

Published: 02/11/2023

Summary To provide a clear framework for the process for checking family contacts for children whilst they are in a secure establishment. Description The secure estate will ask the home Youth Justice Service to undertake checks on the child- visitor and contact list. The aim of these checks is to ensure that the child does…
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Family Contact in Youth Custody: Annex to a Positive Approach to Parenting: Part II of the Independent Family Review – Children- Commissioner (March 2023)

Published: 20/07/2023

Summary The Children- Commissioner has published their report on children- access to family contact in custody and ways in which the service can strengthen and maintain healthy family ties for the children in its care. Description  The Children- Commissioner has published their family contact in youth custody: Annex to a positive approach to parenting: Part…
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Multi-agency Practice Principles for responding to child exploitation and extra-familial harm – Tackling Child Exploitation (March 2023)

Published: 20/07/2023

Summary The Tackling Child Exploitation team have shared their practice principles for responding to child exploitation and extra familiar harm for professionals working with children.   Description  The Tackling Child Exploitation have shared their practice principles, which are evidenced-informed and are designed to support partnership working by providing professionals at all levels across all agencies with…
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Identifying and Responding to Intra-Familial Child Sexual Abuse Training Course – Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse (March 2023)

Published: 02/04/2023

Summary Access to free training developed by the Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse to support professionals working with children to identify and respond to intra-familial child sexual abuse. Description The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse have made available a short introductory eLearning course; Identifying and responding to intra-familial child sexual abuse…
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Child Impact Assessment Toolkit for Children whose Father/Parent is Going Through the Criminal Justice System: This is Me – Families Outside (December 2022)

Published: 16/02/2023

Summary: Access to a co-created toolkit for professional working with children whose father/parent is going through the criminal justice system to ensure their voice ad support needs are identified. Description: Families Outside is a national charity that works solely on behalf of families in Scotland affected by imprisonment. Although youth justice services in England and…
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Using Trauma Informed Care to Engage Exploited Children and Their Families – Trauma Informed Pathfinder (May 2022)

Published: 15/07/2022

Summary The Trauma-Informed Pathfinder have shared a webinar with associated materials to showcase the work and methodology in working with children who are exploited and their families in a trauma-informed way.  Description The Trauma Informed Pathfinder led by the East Sussex youth offending service has delivered a webinar and associated slides that provide an overview…
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Evaluation: Framework for Integrated Care (SECURE STAIRS) – Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (May 2022)

Published: 27/06/2022

Summary: Access to the evaluation of the Framework for Integrated Care, which is a framework implemented in the children and young people- secure estate which aims to improve the quality of care and outcomes for children and young people.
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Review of Children and Young People Deprived of their Liberty in England and Wales – Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (February 2022)

Published: 10/03/2022

Summary Review and summary concerned with what is currently known about children and young people across welfare, youth justice and mental health secure settings in England and Wales.  Description The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory have published What do we know about children and young people deprived of their liberty in England and Wales? An evidence review…
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Parent Support Group: Building Resilient Families – Hillingdon Youth Justice Service (April 2021)

Published: 01/03/2022

Summary Access to an outline of the building resilient families peer-to-peer programme run by Hillingdon Local Authority designed for families whose children are at risk of exploitation.  Description Hillingdon Youth Justice Service is working in partnership with Brilliant Parents to bring peer-to-peer parent support programme for families whose children are at risk of exploitation. The…
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Child Criminal Exploitation in the South East of England: Family Experiences and Professional Responses – University of Sussex (June 2020)

Published: 07/09/2021

Summary A study completed by the University of Sussex concerning child criminal exploitation in the South East of England.  Description The limited body of research on Child Criminal Exploitation has been primarily focused on the phenomena as it has unfolded within cities and other large urban areas. Much less is known about the experiences of…
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