COVID-19: Resources for youth justice

This section contains links and materials that may be useful for youth justice professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Summary: Link to report and executive summery following a round table concerned with looking at the impact of COVID-19 on children and young people.   Description: The C19 Foresight group commissioned Nottingham Trent University to undertake a roundtable exercise that sought to look at the impact of COVID-19 on children and young people. This has resulted in the report, Impacts…
Summary: Attached is Nottinghamshire YJS method of working in a trauma informed way with children in custody during COVID-19. Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aims: To assist staff in developing their knowledge and skills in creating a trauma informed environment when working with children and young people.     Description:It has been recognised that a key part…
Summary: Attached is the link to a brief produced by the Youth Endowment Fund, around engaging children during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Youth Endowment Fund have produced an Insights Brief: Engaging young people during the COVID-19 pandemic to help organisations working with children and young people, who might be at risk of becoming involved in crime and violence. The brief…
Summary:  Attached are the details of two reparation programmes (recipe cards and positive letters for vulnerable members of the community) that are being run in St Helen’s YJS. Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: Limited     Aims: Support children to be able to complete some of their reparation hours at home remotely during COVID-19     Description: Due to COVID-19…
Summary: Attached are a variety of procedures and process for volunteers a staff running Referral Order Panels during COVID-19 pandemic. Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: n/a  Aims: Support staff and volunteers to work effectively during COVID-19.     Description: Attached below are the following word documents: Referral Order Shuttle Panel - Volunteer Feedback Form (This form is designed for use…
Summary:  Attached is COVID-19 risk assessment used by Tower Hamlets and City of London YJS prior to face to face contract with children. Age: n/a sex: n/a Cost: none   Aims: Ensure safety of staff and children and their families prior to face to face contact.     Description: Attached, in a word document is Tower Hamlets and City of…
Summary: Embark Federation have created a Reconnection Recovery to Resilience Pathway for schools.     Embark Federation is a group of 9 schools in Derbyshire that work together. They have created, in partnership a reconnection to recovery and resilience plan for schools, in light of COVID-19. Attached below is the webinar slides that show case the pathway that a school…
Summary: NYA have published a report that looks at the scale and response to gang activity and exploitation during COVID-19.     National Youth Agency have published Hidden in Plain Sight: Gangs and Exploitation - A youth work response to COVID-19. The report looks at the scale of and response to gang associated activity, the exploitation of children and young…
Summary: Summary report highlighting positive practice by Welsh YOTs during COVID-19.     A summary highlighting good practice in Youth Justice during the COVID-19 pandemic in Wales report summarises some of the positive practices that have been undertaken my Welsh YOTs during COVID-19 to continue working effectively with children and their families.
Summary: Link to Building a County that Works for all Children Post COVID-19 discussion paper by the ADCS.   The Association of Directors of Children’s Services have published a discussion paper; building a county that works for all children post COVID-19. The purpose of the discussion paper is to put children and young people and their lived experiences of Covid-19…
Summary: Attached is Newham YOS COVID-19 specific risk assessment guidelines to support the running of their summer programme.     Aims: To provide risk assessment specific to the COVID-19 context to safeguard staff, visitors and children, parents/carers health.     Description: Newham YOS have developed a specific COVID-19 risk assessment guidelines, which they used for school holiday interventions to ensure…
Summary:  See, Hear, Respond, provides targeted support to vulnerable children, young people and their families who are affected by COVID-19.     See, Hear, Respond, provides targeted support to vulnerable children, young people and their families who are affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) and the measures put in place to stop its spread. The support is led by Barnardo’s, working in…
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