Education and communication

Education, Training and Employment (ETE) are key positive factors that support desistance. ETE provides access to a range of opportunities for children to help their progress and development. It is essential that youth justice partners work together with all educational establishments.

There is evidence to show that Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) has an impact on the ability of children to effectively communicate their views and feelings. Children with SLCN can give a negative perception of themselves to the agencies that are responsible for their support, sentences and interventions. It is therefore essential for those agencies working with children to have a clear awareness and process to understand and support children’s communication needs.

Children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) may face difficulties engaging or progressing in school which make it difficult for them to progress academically. Although the research around school exclusion and offending is not well evidenced, there is an emerging body of evidence that suggests that children that are out of education are at increased risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system.

This section provides information on support, resources and policies relating to education, including Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).

Summary: Guidance created by the National Police Chiefs’ Council for schools and colleges in regards to when it is appropriate to involve the Police.     National Police Chiefs’ Council have created, when to call the police: guidance for schools and colleges aimed specifically at staff that work in schools and colleges in England to support decision making process in…
Age: 12-18 Sex: n/a Cost: none     Aims: To develop a user-friendly, concise and effective Comprehensive Health Assessment Tool (CHAT) for use in Lancashire, based on health domains identified in the national CHAT To develop and implement a tool that can be used with a young person that allows a non-prescriptive, therapeutic health conversation/assessment to take place in the…
Age: 11-17 Sex: n/a Cost: yes     Aims: To improve young people’s engagement in education To provide participants with the opportunity to achieve an accredited award through the completion of the Arts Award and John Muir Award To promote community interaction and social cohesion     Description: Branching Out is a five day informal education programme delivered in partnership…
Age: 8-18 Sex: n/a Cost: yes                 Aims: We aim to support young people to understand youth justice processes and interventions with specific resources We provide easy access for professionals to communication friendly resources We aim to highlight to practitioners the type of resources that are needed to support young people through the youth justice system     Description:…
Age: 11-19 Sex: n/a Cost: none     Aim: To increase engagement for young people in education and training specifically.     Description:The attached evaluation describes a project that was set up to assist young people in the youth justice system to get into or remain engaged with education and learning. It was funded by the Welsh Government through the…
Age: 11-17 Sex: n/a Cost: yes     Aims: To ensure accurate identification of young people’s Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN), Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LDD) and Special Educational Needs (SEN) To enable person centred and bespoke interventions – i.e. the intervention fits the young person (not vice versa) in relation to both Youth Justice and Education Training and Employment…
Summary: This programme aims to reduce the likelihood of reoffending and offer children improved resettlement outcomes. Age:  10-17 Sex:  n/a Cost:  yes   Aims: Reduced likelihood of reoffending and improved resettlement outcomes Improved engagement with interventions and better behaviour while serving sentence Description: At Barton Moss, there are processes in place to ensure that every child is screened for Speech,…
Summary: This review provides a better understanding of how speech language and communication needs are identified by YOTs. Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aims:   To provide a better understanding of how speech language and communication needs (SLCN), are identified by YOTs and what services they provide, in-house or through mainstream provision.     Description:   A…
Age: 13- 19 Sex: n/a Cost: none     Aim: Support viewers to consider some of the links between education and offending     Description:Under the Radar is a short film (approximately 5 minutes) of three young men speaking about their experiences of education from Year 9 onwards and involvement with Oxfordshire Youth Offending Service (YOS). The aim of the…
Age: 10 upwards Sex: n/a Cost: yes     Aims: Support young people that struggle with their reading, spelling and confidence Equip young people with poor reading skills or those who lack confidence with their reading and spelling with a lifelong method for decoding words and reading confidently.     Description:This programme is specifically written for teenagers and adults and…
Age: 14-17 Sex: n/a Cost: yes     Aims: Young people who are working with the Youth Offending Service (YOS) and who are not in full time education, training or employment (NEET) Reduced re-offending by the young people attending the programme evidenced through YOS review of local offending data Increased engagement in education, training and employment evidenced through attendance at…
Positive Practice Positive Outcomes is a handbook for professionals in the Criminal Justice System working with offenders with learning disabilities. It covers essential information to help staff identify and understand this group of people and also covers relevant legislation.  The handbook, provides information, practical and communication advice, sign-posting and best practice examples.  
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