Creating a Trauma Informed Environment – Nottinghamshire Youth Justice Service (February 2021)

Summary: Nottingham jouth justice service have shared a methodology of working in a trauma informed way with children through safety, trust, choice, collaboration and empowerment. 




It has been recognised that a key part of taking a trauma-informed approach is developing relationships through safety, trust, choice, collaboration and empowerment.

Psychology informed education sheets have been created by the Clinical Psychologist working with Nottinghamshire youth justice service focussing on the following topics to support practitioners to take a trauma informed approach.

Part 1: Safety – How to create safety within your approach

Part 2: Trust – How to create and maintain trusting relationships

Part 3: Empowerment – supporting children to become empowered

Part 4: Choice – supporting children around making choices

Part 5: Collaboration – working collaboratively with children




Youth justice service:  Nottinghamshire youth justice service
Name: Nicola Suttenwood
Partner organisation NHS
Name: Samantha Clarke