This section contains tools, toolkits and templates to help you with your strategy and process. They include example resources such as policies, procedures and ways of working that support positive working relationships and development of staff. 

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  • Prevention and Diversion Assessment Tool Q&A Webinar
    The YJB has launched a new assessment tool for youth justice services working with children subject to prevention, diversion and formal out-of-court disposals. The tool has been developed with a number of key partners, including youth justice practitioners, academics and HM Inspectorate of Probation. In addition to the assessment tool, we’ve shared helpful resources to…
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  • Prevention and Diversion Assessment Tool
    The Youth Justice board has introduced a new assessment tool which must be used for all cases that are subject to diversion and out-of-court intervention. The tool has been developed with consultation with a number of key partners, including front line practitioners, academics, HMIP and others. The use of the new assessment tool is optional for cases that are considered prevention.
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  • Practice and safeguarding standards – Communications Toolkit For Partners (August 2023)
    Summary Practice and safeguarding standards – communications toolkit for partners Description: As the Professional Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) for youth work in England the NYA sets the occupational standards for youth work, as well as supporting the sector to build its skills and capacity to enable more young people to access the personal, social, and…
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  • Problem-Solving Courts: A Guide to Practice in the United Kingdom and Procedural Fairness Toolkit – The Centre for Justice Innovation (April 2023)
    Summary: The Centre for Justice Innovation has published a practice guide regarding problem solving courts. Description: The Centre for Justice Innovation have published problem-solving courts: a guide to practice in the United Kingdom (April 2023), which aims to provide an overview of problem-solving court practice in the United Kingdom for practitioners and policymakers working in…
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  • Child Impact Assessment Toolkit for Children whose Father/Parent is Going Through the Criminal Justice System: This is Me – Families Outside (December 2022)
    Summary: Access to a co-created toolkit for professional working with children whose father/parent is going through the criminal justice system to ensure their voice ad support needs are identified. Description: Families Outside is a national charity that works solely on behalf of families in Scotland affected by imprisonment. Although youth justice services in England and…
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  • Weapons Intervention Toolkit – Oxfordshire Youth Justice and Exploitation Service (Updated December 2022)
    Summary: Oxfordshire Youth Justice and Exploitation Service have shared their weapons awareness toolkit aimed at supporting children to better understand the reasons behind why some young people carry weapons and learn positive social and relational skills to manage their personal safety and risk in the community. Description: Oxfordshire Youth Justice and Exploitation Service have shared…
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  • A Toolkit for working with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people – The Traveller Movement (November 2022)
    Summary: The Traveller Movement have published a toolkit for practitioners for working more effectively with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children.  Description: The Traveller Movement have published their toolkit for working with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people. The toolkit aims to improve understanding and to support effective practice for those working with ethnic Gypsy, Roma…
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  • Pre-Sentence Report Learning and Development Toolkit – National Probation Service (2021)
    Summary: The National Probation Service have shared their pre-sentence report learning and development toolkit. Although aimed at probation officers, there are some modules that may also be of interest to youth justice staff.  Description: The Pre-Sentence Report (PSR) pilot learning and development toolkit has been shared by the National Probation Service and is aimed at probation…
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  • Think Fathers Dad Test: How Inclusive is Your Service – Fatherhood Institute (Updated November 2022)
    Summary: Access to the Think Fathers Dad test, to support organisations consider how father-inclusive they are.  Description: The Fatherhood Institute are a UK charity whose work focuses on policy, research and practice. They have published their Think Fathers Dad test, which is designed to help organisations, projects and services start to assess how father-inclusive their…
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  • Criminal Exploitation Safety Planning Tool – County Lines Pathfinder (November 2022)
    Summary: County lines pathfinder have produced a criminal exploitation safety planning tool, aimed at managers to use in collaboration with case holders. Description: County Lines have shared their criminal exploitation safety planning tool and short summary aimed at managers in youth justice services. The tool is designed to support managers who supervise staff to take a harm minimisation…
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