Lessons learnt from Essex ‘Lived Experience’ Workforce Development Programme County Lines Pathfinder (January 2022)


Essex youth justice service have shared their learning from creating a training course for staff based on lived experiences of the children at risk or involved in county lines. 


Essex youth justice service have, as part of their Pathfinder project shared the lesson learnt from developing a ‘lived experience’ workforce developing training programme to work effectively with children at risk or involved in county lines. These include:

The purpose is to assist other services to develop and implement a similar approach in using the lived experiences of children within their own locality to create a local training programme. Essex Youth Offending Service spent approximately £100,000 in developing the workforce development programme, which includes practitioner time, over two years.


Youth justice service:Essex County Council  
Name: Jane Ryan
Email: Jane.Ryan@essex.gov.uk