Research articles, reports and briefings

The materials in this section are from a variety of partners and organisations that have published articles, reports or briefings that are relevant to youth justice and can support embedding evidence in practice. 

 

If you are aware of further relevant articles, reports or briefings please let us know.  

Summary: On 21 September 2023, Barnardo's published the report 'Double discrimination' that looks at Black children and young adults who have experienced care and their interactions with the criminal justice system.        Description:  On 21 September 2023, Barnardo's published the report 'Double discrimination' that looks at Black children and young adults who have experienced care and their interactions with…
 Summary: Acess to the contextual safeguarding report published by HM Inspectorate of Probation (2020).     Description: Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation as part of their Academic Insight series have published, Contextual Safeguarding report.  The report sets out how contextual safeguarding has changed the response of child protection systems to children at risk of significant harm in extra-familial settings and relationships. The report gives…
Summary: The Centre for Justice Innovation has published a practice guide regarding problem solving courts.      Description:  The Centre for Justice Innovation have published problem-solving courts: a guide to practice in the United Kingdom (April 2023), which aims to provide an overview of problem-solving court practice in the United Kingdom for practitioners and policymakers working in or seeking to develop…
Summary: Access to His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services inspection regarding how well the Police tackle serious youth violence     Description: His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services have published An Inspection of How Well the Police Tackle Serious Youth Violence (March 2023).The inspection included 12 police force areas – 10 with…
Summary: Access to key messages from research concerned with children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour aimed at practitioner who work with children.     Description: The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse have published Key Messages From Research on Children and Young People Who Display Harmful Sexual Behaviour (February 2023). It aims to provide a succinct,…
Summary: Access to an article published by the Child and Society Journal that explores child criminal exploitation in relation to Child First principles.     Description: Child and Society Journal has published 'Victims First? Examining the Place of ‘Child Criminal Exploitation’ Within ‘Child First’ Youth Justice Article – Child and Society Journal (January 2023)'. The article draws on empirical research…
Summary: Access to the Child and Family Social Work journal evidence review of implementation and diffusion of innovation in transitions to adulthood for care experienced young people.     Description: Child and Family Social Work Journal has published 'Moving From ‘What we Know Works’ to ‘What we do in Practice’: An Evidence Overview of Implementation and Diffusion of Innovation in…
Summary: Discovery report and recommendations following commissioning by the London Resettlement Partnership of Cadence Innova to understand barriers to embedding constructive resettlement principles and what tools, resources and training would support embedding the constructive resettlement framework into day-to-day practice.       Description: Cadence Innova was commissioned by the London Resettlement Partnership to explore some of challenges for the Youth…
Summary: Access to the published report by HM Inspectorate of Probation concerned with children in custody 2021-2022.      Description: HM Inspectorate of Probation has published children in custody 2021–22: an analysis of 12–18-year-olds’ perceptions of their experiences in secure training centres and young offender institutions' (January 2023) report. The report draws from the inspections of, and surveys carried out…
HM Inspectorate of Probation have published Transitional Safeguarding as part of their Academic Insights. The paper focuses on the concept of Transitional Safeguarding, which is described as ‘an approach to safeguarding adolescents and young adults fluidly across developmental stages, which builds on the best available evidence, learns from both children’s and adult safeguarding practice, and which prepares young people for…
Summary: Access to the report published by the Traveller Movement to disrupt the school to prison pipeline.      Description: The Traveller Movement have published 'Disrupting The School to Prison Pipeline: Exploring Why Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Children Experience The School to Prison Pipeline and How It Can Be Interrupted' (July 2022). The ‘school to prison pipeline’ is a term…
Summary: Access to the report produced by the Office for National Statistics in relation to understanding educational attainment and provision, social care background and demographics of looked-after children educated in England who subsequently received a custodial sentence.     Description: The Office for National Statistics has published The Education Background of Looked-After Children Who Interact With The Criminal Justice Report…
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