The materials in this section are published articles, reports, briefings and evaluation analysis that are relevant to youth justice and can support embedding evidence in practice. 

  • Police Student Stop and Search training and developing session – Islington Youth Justice Service (June 2023)
    Summary Islington Youth Justice Service have shared their methodology and approach to deliver a stop and search session run by the youth justice service, children and families to support the training and development of new Police recruits. Description: In November 2021 Islington youth justice service created a two hour training and development session for student…

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  • An Inspection of How Well the Police Tackle Serious Youth Violence – His Majesty- Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (March 2023)
    Summary: Access to His Majesty- Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services inspection regarding how well the Police tackle serious youth violence Description: His Majesty- 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…

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  • Local Protocol Between the Metropolitan Police Service and London Borough of Hounslow Youth Offending Team in Respect of Knife Crime Prevention Orders – Hounslow Youth Offending Team (October 2021)
    Summary: Hounslow Youth Offending Team have shared their knife crime prevention order local protocol with the Metropolitan Police Service.  Description: Hounslow Youth Offending Team have shared the Local Knife Crime Prevention Orders Local Protocol between the Metropolitan Police Service and London Borough of Hounslow Youth Offending Team (2021). The protocol aims to ensure a constructive…

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  • Guidelines on the Cautioning and Charging of Knife Crime Offences – National Police Chiefs’ Council and Crown Prosecution Service (2022)
    Summary: The College of Policing have published updated guidance on cautioning and charging of knife crime offences, which should be used to shape police response and Crown Prosecution Service decision making in offences related to knife crime, including those committed by children. Description: The College of Policing have published guidelines on the cautioning and charging…

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  • Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022: Changes Affecting Youth Justice – Ministry of Justice (June 2022)
    Summary: Short video and associated slides, produced by the Ministry of Justice to support youth justice with key changes to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022. Description: The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts (PCSC) Act 2022 will take effect on the 28th of June 2022. The Act introduces changes in relation to sentencing,…

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  • Police Custody Comfort Boxes for Children – County Lines Pathfinder (April 2022)
    Summary: Suffolk County Lines Pathfinder have shared the methodology and associated resources for their comfort boxes project for children in Police custody aimed at supporting children having a better experience and increased engagement while in Police custody. Description: Suffolk County Lines Pathfinder launched a custody comfort boxes project in all custody suites across Norfolk, Suffolk,…

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  • Diversion Referral Pathway Flowchart for Police – Lancashire Child First Pathfinder (April 2022)
    Summary: Lancashire Child-First Pathfinder have shared a flowchart to support Police colleagues when making referrals into youth justice services and diversionary services. Description: Lancashire Child-First Pathfinder have shared their Lancashire Constabulary Police Officer guidance for out of court disposals for children, which aims to support Police colleagues with a clear flowchart process for when they…

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  • Police Custody Animations for Children: Your Rights and Entitlements in Police Custody – County Lines Pathfinder (April 2022)
    Summary: County Lines Pathfinder have shared and developed two videos to support children understand the process when entering Police custody as well as their rights.  Description: County Lines Pathfinder have shared two videos, co-created with the National County Lines Coordination Centre to better support children in custody and to streamline and modernise the information provided…

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  • Police Disruption: Efforts to Disrupt Child Sexual Abuse – Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse (February 2022)
    Summary: The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse have published research which covers the Police perspective on disruption techniques and their effectiveness as well as a review of the existing literature on the subject. Description: Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse have published Police disruption efforts to disrupt child sexual abuse. The research…

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  • Child Centred Policing Framework and Principles – National Police Chiefs Council (October 2021)
    Summary: Outline of the framework and principles to support and implement child-centred policing.  Description: The National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) have worked in collaboration with Stakeholders to create and update key principles and framework of child-centred policing.  the following two slides provide information about the Child-centred framework;  Child-centered framework – framework that forces can use in…

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