Legislation and guidance documents

This section contains links to relevant youth justice legislation and operational guidance to support operational delivery of youth justice services.

 

The aim of this section it to provide a place for operational staff to access links to legislation and other official guidance that can support working with children, families, victims and key partners.

 

If you would like to submit guidance or tell us of regularly used legislation that is relevant to supporting operational delivery of youth justice services to the Youth Justice Resource Hub, please complete the submission form.

Summary: Statutory guidance, produced by the Department for Education for the provision of support for children looked after who are unaccompanied migrant and who may be victims, or potential victims, of modern slavery.      Description:The Department for Education have published statutory guidance; care of unaccompanied migrant children and child victims of modern slavery (2017).  The statutory guidance is intended…
Summary: Access to the guidance and protocol for England and Wales to support young people as they turn 18 from youth justice to adult probation services.     Description: The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, Probation Service, and HM Prison and Probation Service have published the joint national protocol for transitions in England guidance (updated July 2021) and…
Summary: Access to the link to modern slavery and national referral mechanism infomation published by the Home Office.     Description: The Home Office have published relevant documentation in relation to modern slavery, including;  National referral mechanism Duty to notify Transparency in supply chains Research and publications Promotional materials Independent child trafficking advocates Training  
Summary: Links to the Youth Justice Legal Centre website, which contains relevant toolkits and guidance for lawyers working with children.      Description: The Youth Justice Legal Centre have produced a series of legal guides to help you navigate the different rules, regimes, and principles in various youth justice areas. The guides encourage best practice when representing children in the…
Summary: HM Prison and Probation have published the electronic monitoring operation framework, which identifies the current availability of the range of electronic monitoring disposals, referral and enforcement processes and a provides a practical guide to tags and supporting structures.     Description: HM Prison and Probation have published the electronic monitoring operation framework.  This document is intended to summarise key…
Summary: Access to the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales guide to child first.     Description: The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales has published a guide to child first (October 2022). The guide is aimed at those working with children in the youth justice system to support embedding child first principles into all aspects of their role.…
Summary: Information relating to Location monitoring/GPS Tagging conditions and eligibility for children.     Description: Location Monitoring/GPS tagging has been available to all eligible children across England and Wales from 30 March 2020.  GPS tagging or location monitoring as it is also known can be considered as a viable alternative to custody and has the supportive and safeguarding factor to…
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, remand, and electronic…
Summary: The College of Policing have published updated guidance on cautioning and charging of knife crime offices, 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 of knife crime…
Summary: The Ministry of Justice have released guidance for staff working with children and young people in England and Wales on the administration of the early and late release scheme     Description: The Ministry of Justice have published early and late release for detention and training orders guidance.    The policy framework sets out rules and guidance for staff…
 Summary: Access to the practice advice guidance for youth justice services to support the management of children at risk of engaging with or involved in terrorist-related activity.     Description: The Youth Justice Board has published the management of children at risk of engaging with or involvement in terrorist-related activity practice advice (July 2022). This practice advice has been designed…
 Summary: Access to the Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years for children and young people.     Description:  The Department for Education and Department of Health and Social Care have published SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 Years statutory guidance.  The guidance is concerned with special educational needs and disability system for children and young…
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