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: A variety of resources concerning health and mental health of children, by the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health.   The Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health have created a variety of resources that may be of support for children and families, including: Stay at home activities for children and young people (which includes a health diary…
Summary:  Information on how to access YCS Frequently Asked Questions concerning children in custody and on remand, during COVID-19.     Youth Custody Service (YCS) has emailed all Youth Offending Team Head of Services (or equivalent) in all Local Authorities in England and Wales with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from the Youth Custody Service. The FAQ is available to services…
Summary: YJB update concerning activity from the youth justice system and wider partners, in response to COVOD-19.   Please see attached update from the Youth Justice Board, which is designed to keep you informed of activity in response to the coronavirus pandemic from the youth justice system and wider partners. We will endeavour to review this document regularly but please…
Summary: Information on how to access the YJB Frequently Asked Questions concerning children and the Youth Justice system, during COVID-19.   Youth Justice Board (YJB) has emailed all Youth Offending Team Head of Services (or equivalent) in all Local Authorities in England and Wales with ‘Children and the Justice System, during COVID 19 - Frequently Asked Questions’. The Frequently Asked…
Summary: Link to the new Coronavirus Act 2020.    Please see Coronavirus Act 2020, this contains new offences, which may be applied to children.
 Summary: Legislation that allows specific actions to be taken by the Government.    Please see The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020, which is the amendments to the 1984 Act made by the 2008 Act comprehensively modernised the legal framework for health protection. This is the legislation that allows the UK government to take all reasonable steps to limit…
Summary: Children’s Commissioner have created a Covid-19 specific section targeted at professionals, educators, parents and children.  Children’s Commissioner have created a Covid-19 section which includes information, advice and resources to help during the pandemic for educators, parents and for professionals working with children. They also have specific information for children, including children’s guide to coronavirus.
Summary:  Public Health England guidance for parents/carers around supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing.   Public Health England has developed some Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.   The guidance has been created to support adults with caring responsibilities look after the mental health and wellbeing…
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