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: 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. The Federation have provided the webinar slides that showcase the pathway that a school…
Summary:  Attached is COVID-19 risk assessment used by Tower Hamlets and City of London YJS prior to face to face contract with children.   Aims: Ensure safety of staff and children and their families prior to face to face contact.     Description: Tower Hamlets and City of London Youth Justice Service have provided their COVID-19 screening tool, which is…
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.     Aims: Support children to be able to complete some of their reparation hours at home remotely during COVID-19     Description: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the children have not been…
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 is Nottinghamshire YJS method of working in a trauma informed way with children in custody during COVID-19.     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 of taking a trauma-informed approach is…
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: Link to guidance by Howard League for Penal Reform for defence lawyers around remanding children to custody specifically during COVID-19.     The Howard League for Penal Reform have published ending the detention of unsentenced children during the Covid-19 pandemic: A guide for practitioners. This guide provides legal and practical guidance for defence lawyers to resist applications to remand…
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: Details on community volunteering and reparation during COVID-19 from Haringey YJS. Age: 15-17 Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aims: Support children to complete their reparation hours during COVID-19.     Description:One of the children on a Referral Order at Haringey YJS has been able to complete their reparation hours creating food boxes and delivery food for people that…
Summary: Information regarding End of Custody Temporary Release guidance produced by the Youth Custody Service.     Youth Custody Service have developed specific guidance concerning End of Custody Temporary Release (ECTR), as a response to COVID-19 which is available to youth offending teams and the Secure Estate.  The purpose of the ECTR is to support the release of children in…
Summary: Link to Welsh guidance for schools on safeguarding children during COVID-19.     The Welsh Government have released the following guidance, education safeguarding guidance: coronavirus, which contains information specific for school around safeguarding children during COVID-19. There is also access to a PDF for practitioners and one for the safeguarding person which may be of interest.
Summary: Link to Welsh guidance concerning vulnerable children and young people.     The Welsh Government have released the following guidance, vulnerable children and young people: coronavirus, which contains information about vulnerable children and safeguarding during COVID-19.
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