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:  Howard League for Penal Reform have produced a step-by-step guide for lawyers on representing children that are looked after.      Description: The Howard League for Penal Reform and the Youth Justice Legal Centre at Just for Kids Law have worked together to produce representing looked-after children at the police station guide.   The guide offers advice on practical…
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 make referrals into…
Summary: County Lines Pathfinder have shared their multiagency mapping process, terms of reference and observations to support partnership work for children at risk or who are being criminally exploited.      Description: County Lines Pathfinder have shared their multiagency place-based mapping process overview which aims to test innovative ways of working across the partnership with a focus on ensuring that…
Summary: County Lines Pathfinder have shared information concerning key Orders that can be used as part disruption tactics by the Police.     Description: County lines Pathfinder have shared the disruption tactics and orders PowerPoint, which aims to complement existing disruption toolkits. This tool was developed by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit for the County Lines Pathfinder and highlights…
Summary:  Attached is Gloucestershire Youth Support Team diversion scheme, which also contains their process map and joint decision making screen tool.  Description: This practice example provides a summary of Gloucestershire Youth Support Team’s (YST) Diversion Scheme, Children First, established in January 2018 to address concerns about the over criminalisation of children in the youth justice system. The document provides detail on…
Summary: Link to London Councils good practice case studies for tackling disproportionality in schools.     Description: Local authorities in London, working with schools and other partners, have established and are developing innovative practices and initiatives to improve the schooling experience and attainment of disadvantaged children. London Councils, has published Collection of good practice in schools across Lambeth, Haringey, Brent and…
Summary: Sheffield council wide response to working effectively with children and families from the Roma Slovak community   Description: Since 2006, Sheffield City Council saw an increase in migration from the Roma Slovak community, which over the last few years has increased. It was recognised that services in Sheffield City Council where underequipped to work effectively with those children and…
Summary:  Link to the GLA inclusive employers toolkit, which aims to help employers to increase recruitment, retention and progression of Black man within their workforce.     Description:  Greater London Authority have published the Inclusive Employers Toolkit: Young Black men in construction and technology. The toolkit aims to help companies increase recruitment, retention and progression of young Black men within their…
Summary:   County Lines pathfinder have produced a recommended minimum data set to standardise data collection and support multi-agency working in relation to county lines activity.     Description: Due to the complexities of county lines, recording and sharing data across local authorities and forces varies greatly and data has proven to be one of the biggest challenges when working…
Summary: Access to the AssetPlus Joint Working Protocol for working effectively between youth justice services, secure establishments and the Youth Custody Service Placements Team.      Description: The AssetPlus joint working protocol (2018) underpins the information sharing process by providing a framework of responsibilities and timeframes for updating and sharing AssetPlus stages between youth justice services, secure establishments and the…
Summary: Access to guidance for healthcare staff working with people with learning disabilities.     Description: NHS England Health and Justice Team published equal access, equal care: guidance for Prison healthcare staff treating patients with learning disabilities (2015).  This guidance is an introduction for all prison healthcare staff about the main points to consider when treating or managing people with…
Summary:  Link to statutory guidance for police forces and local authorities in England on their responsibilities towards children in custody.      Description:Concordat on children in custody is a statutory guidance for police forces and local authorities in England on their responsibilities towards children in custody.  The guidance is a recognition of the importance of all agencies working together to…
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