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: Lewisham YOS use Olga Phoenix self-care wheel to support managers and staff to consider the balance between life and work, especially during COVID-19.     Aims: To support staff to manage their own needs and retain a balance between work and personal life, especially at times of increased pressure.     Description: Lewisham Youth Offending Service, use Olga Phoenix…
Summary: Wrexham YJS Recovery plan that show cases the transition out of contingency arrangements.     Aims: To set out the local authorities plans to transition out of the contingency arrangements put in place during the COVID-19 restrictions.     Description:Wrexham Youth Justice Service have created a plan, to illustrate how they will transition out of contingency arrangements over the…
Summary: Some examples of reparation tasks being undertaken by Bedfordshire YOS during COVID-19.     Aims: Support children to complete at least some of the reparation hours during COVID-19 safely.     Description:Bedfordshire Youth Offending Service have created a series of reparation tasks that can be done at home during COVID for children aged between 10-17. The tasks have been…
Summary: Remote reparation package for children during COVID-19.     Aims: Continue to support children to complete their reparation as part of their statutory Orders during COVID-19.     Description: Remedi have created a remote package for reparation activities that enable children to continue to comply with their Orders.  The reparation sessions, which have associated packs that the children are…
Summary:   Attached is supporting discussion sheets to support child who are on remand, specifically during COVID-19.     Aims: Support positive discussions around anxiety for children on remand, specifically during COVID-19     Description: Wetherby Young Offender Institution, NHS England and Novus have co-developed materials to help support staff working with children when discussing feelings of anxiety, specifically as a…
Summary:  Description of mask making reparation programme run in Hackney YJS.     Aims: For children to be able to complete their reparation requirements whilst staying at home safe and complying with COVID-19 restrictions.     Description:Hackney Youth Justice Service, have started a new reparation programme making face masks, which they send to the child home in order to complete.…
Summary: Details of time capsule reparation programme run by Tower Hamlets and City of London YJS.     Aims: Support children to be able to complete some hours towards their reparation To create a COVID-19 archive which will not only be looked back and reflected upon but also used to generate discussions - a little piece of history in the…
Summary:  Details of Sutton IYS reparation programme, making re-usable face shield.     Aims: Support children to create re-useable face shields from home, as part of their reparation. Description:During COVID-19 Sutton Integrated Youth Services, have created, as part of their community reparation, a programme that allows children to create re-usable face shield from home, for the cost of around 50p…
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…
Summary: Attached is Newham Youth Justice Service 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 Youth Justice Service have developed specific COVID-19 risk assessment guidelines, which they used for school holiday…
Summary: Summary report highlighting positive practice by Welsh youth justice services during COVID-19.     The Youth Justice Board in conjunction with YOT Managers Cymru has produced a summary report highlighting good practice in Youth Justice during the COVID-19 pandemic in Wales. The report summarises some of the positive practices that have been undertaken by Welsh youth justice services during…
Summary: National Youth Agency 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…
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