Protocols and policies with partners

This section contains a wide range of working practices, policies and resources such as protocols between youth justice services and partners.

 

The aim of this section is to support positive working arrangements between partners to support positive outcomes for children, families, victims and the wider community.

 

If you would like to submit a working practice or resources that supports positive partnership work between youth justice services and partners to the Youth Justice Resource Hub, please complete the submission form.

Summary: Child First Pathfinder have shared their learning and key elements that support the creation and embedding of a child first diversion service offer for children.      Description: The Child First Pathfinder lead by Lancashire Child and Youth Justice Service came to an end in April 2022. It focused on embedded and sharing child first principles in diversion services…
Summary: Access to the guidance created by the National Police Chiefs’ Council for schools and colleges in regards to when it is appropriate to involve the Police.     Description:  The National Police Chiefs’ Council have published when to call the police: guidance for schools and colleges, which is aimed specifically at staff that work in schools and colleges in England.  The…
Summary: Barnet youth justice service have shared their out of court disposal flowchart used to suppot consistency amongst partners.      Description: Barnet youth justice service have created and shared a flow chart to support professionals when considering and administering an Out of Court Disposal for children. On the second page is the process which can be made available to children…
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 infomation about the Child centred framework;    • Child centered framework - framework that forces…
Summary: Attached are the working protocol and quality audit tool to support effective partnership working for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.      Description: Lincolnshire youth justice service has shared their joint protocol with the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) teams.  The protocol sets out clear expectations and responsibilities for each team when supporting children with an Education Health…
Summary:  Attached are the terms of reference and other relevant information created by Barnet youth offending service multi-agency resettlement and aftercare panel to support children transitioning.      Description: The Resettlement and After Care Panel is a multi-agency forum organised by Barnet youth offending service for children and young people aged 10 to 19 years old in the youth justice…
Summary:  Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership have shared two guides to support reducing school exclusions.     Description: In light of the many potential inputs and resources available to schools in Merseyside the Violence Reduction Partnership, in consultation with local authority leads, schools and organisations working in this field of work and from other key stakeholders they have developed Delivering violence…
Summary:  Stoke-on-Trent have shared their report and joint protocol to support away children looked after from the criminal justice system.     Description: Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Offender Management Commissioning Development Board (with funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire) have jointly produced 'Understanding why looked after children in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are over represented in…
Summary: Barnet youth offending service have shared their desistance and diversity plan.      Description: Barnet youth offending service have created a desistence and diversity action plan to support better outcomes for all children. The Desistence action plan is outlined in the appendix of their youth justice plan.   The action plan was co-produced with all relevant Stakeholders and agreed…
Summary:  A variety of presentations concerning prevention and diversion practice in youth justice services around England.     Description: There were a variety of presentations delivered at the regional Developing Practice Prevention and Diversion Workshops in spring/summer 2021 by youth justice services. These presentations detail prevention and diversion practice in their youth justice service. Some include context of current practice, implementation…
Summary: Access the joint national protocol for young people transitioning from youth justice service to the probation service.     Description: The joint national protocol for transitions in England is a protocol to support the planned and safe movement of young people from youth justice service to the probation service when they turn 18. The protocol identifies the responsibilities of…
Summary:  Acess to the Pan Cheshire protocol to support reducing criminalisation of children in care through partnership work.      Description: Cheshire’s local multi-agency protocol aspires to reduce the unnecessary criminalisation of Cheshire’s cared for children and care leavers in an ethical and proportionate way.   Also available to download are the following: Appendix 1: Police contact form Appendix 2:…
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