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Asset Plus Materials - West Sussex YOT

Age: 10-17
Sex: n/a
Cost: no

 

 Aims:

  • A specific OOCD screening/assessment tool and planning document, based on and using Asset Plus, aimed at being time effective but defensible, proportionate, evidenced and analytical. It aims to provide a consistency in practice and theory alongside Asset Plus, moving similarly through to assessed judgements and appropriate planning responses based on future risk, risk of serious harm and safety/wellbeing.
  • The screening tool uses the AssetPlus framework and terminology to enable better assessment in cases which have limited or no history with local youth justice services. The pathways and planning template allows for a more intuitive and user friendly intervention with the young person. 

 

 Description:

The resource consists of the screening/assessment tool and then two Pathways and Planning documents. These were developed for assessing any cases being referred by police for a potential First Caution. It’s also being used for any case recommended for diversion by YOS as a CR. For those that have had previous Cautions (unless significant timescales and agreed by line manager) we are using Asset Plus.

It is designed to follow the same rules as Asset Plus to allow consistency in case managers thinking and assessments. Also this is then helpful for utilising/transferring information if a young person was to reoffend and require a full Asset Plus. As with Asset Plus it is separated in to Information Gathering where the expectation is just information and no analysis, with case workers using the italic prompts as headings to ensure all areas are covered. This focuses on the young person first, then moves to the offending behaviour second.

Following this is the Explanations and Conclusions with analysis coming in paragraphs in the analysing past behaviour, future behaviour sections. As with Asset Plus the harm assessment needs to be focused down in to what the risk is then expanded on in regard to who, how, where, why and when. There are then sections to give ratings for the judgement areas (Safety and Wellbeing, LOR and ROSH) and bullet points for reasoning. There are also key sections which highlight the focus on foundations for change, and strengths, and also an analysis of desistance factors.

This leads, as with Asset Plus, to the planning in which there are two parts. The first Pathways and Planning section includes basic details and judgements such as ROSH etc, followed by Tailoring Interventions. There’s then sections for who the plan is shared with and other processes, as previously included in VMPs/RMPs and now Asset Plus. The second part is just for cases assessed as Medium or above, as a defensible response, and includes external controls and other actions taken by YOS. As with Asset Plus these refer to the 5 planning areas (Keeping Safe, Not hurting others, Not offending, Repairing Harm, Goals and Opportunities) which can be deleted as appropriate. Then it concludes with the contingencys/changing circumstances. The second part of the plan is the Young Person’s individual plan (YJB version), which is separate so it can be completed and shared with the young person, and which focuses on individual tasks such as sessions or areas the young person is directly involved in. It also covers the internal controls aspect of the plan, and family involvement.

All three get attached to the Intervention Screen on CVYJ, and all medium and above judgements are QAd and countersigned. Depending on the case, and information gathering, feedback has been 3 to 4 hours for full completion.

 

Contact:

Organisation:  West Sussex Youth Offending Service 
Name:  John Ashmore
Telephone:  07860261923
E-mail:  John.ashmore@westsussex.gov.uk 
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Thursday, 30 March 2017 11:23

AssetPlus Audit Tool York

Age: n/a
Sex: n/a
Cost: n/a

 

 

Aim:

  • This toolkit supports quality checking AssetPlus stages and can be used to track emerging performance needs, either at a team/service level; or through feedback to individual practitioners.

 

 

Description:

The toolkit has a quality assurance form that can be used for routine checking, but also for full audit activity. A tracker file can record areas of strength and those requiring attention on a simple RAG rating system – this enables an overview of team support needs to be built up.The emphasis is on enabling stages to be completed.

A rationale is contained as an appendix to the QA tool. This helps individual managers and teams to develop and assess what is “good enough” when countersigning or doing more in-depth auditing.

 

 

Contact:

Name: Tony Hodgson
Telephone: 0786 7503166
E-mail: tony.hodgson@yjb.gsi.gov.uk
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Thursday, 02 June 2016 08:56

AssetPlus Guidance

The AssetPlus Overview provides information and documentation for youth justice practitioners on the new assessment and planning framework for the youth justice system.

It includes:

  • information on timescales, business change activity, training approach and contact information
  • a diagram providing an overview of the sections in AssetPlus
  • a diagram showing the local implementation plan for 6 - 7 months of activity before technical go-live
  • a diagram giving an overview of the training structure that youth offending teams (YOTs) will use

The AssetPlus Joint Working Protocol underpins the information sharing process by providing a framework of responsibilities and timeframes for updating and sharing AssetPlus stages between YOTs, secure establishments and the YCS Placements Team.


Any queries from secure estate colleagues should be directed to your establishment’s YJB Business Change Advisor (please contact your management team for BCA’s contact details), whereas any YOT queries should be directed to the existing AssetPlus in-box assessment@yjb.gsi.gov.uk.

 

Please note that the Protocol was amended and the changes uploaded on Monday 14th May 2018.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 11:56

AssetPlus Light Touch QA Tool

Age:

n/a

Sex:

n/a

Cost:

none

 

Aims:

  • To improve the quality of assessment and planning
  • To improve how safety and wellbeing factors are both identified and managed
  • To improve how risk (all domains) factors are both identified, assessed and managed
  • To improve and evidence effective management oversight

 

Description:

This is a tool for use by managers in the quality assurance of AssetPlus. It is designed to be a thorough and robust tool that is also manageable in terms of time constraints in the day to day business of a Youth Justice Service.

The tool is completed by the manager and can be used to provide feedback and coaching to staff in order to improve individual AssetPlus and ongoing practice.

 

 

Contact:

YOT:

Haringey Youth Justice Service

Name:

Simon Stone

Telephone:

0208 489 1557

E-mail:

simon.stone@haringey.gov.uk

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Age: n/a
Sex: n/a
Cost: none

 

 

Aims:

  • To improve the quality of assessment and planning
  • To improve how safety and wellbeing factors are both identified and managed
  • To improve how risk (all domains) factors are both identified and managed

 

 

Description:

This is a quality assurance tool for AssetPlus. It can be used by the practitioner to self-assess or be used by a peer or management to improve the content and quality of assessment and planning. It should be used in conjunction with the crib sheet that is already based on existing best practice materials produced by the YJB.

We have softened the language around judgements so it moves away from HMIP language and promotes a more coaching and supportive management style. This is in response to staff feedback and has proved to encourage a better dialogue and learning.

The application of when the tool can be used is completely down to the service. It can be applied in a blanket approach or used to target specific young people, orders, risk levels, etc. Alternatively it can be used on an ad hoc basis for dip sampling, quality assurance circles or peer reviews.

 

 

Contact:

YOT: Warwickshire Youth Justice Service
Name: Tony Begley
Telephone: 01926 68 2650/02476 482900
E-mail:

tonybegley@warwickshire.gov.uk

 

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Age: n/a
Sex: n/a
Cost: none

 

 

Aims:

  • Align Referral Panel procedures with Assetplus information and planning

  • Ensure that panel members are given sufficient and concise information to agree a contract which is aligned with the My Intervention Plan

 

Description:

The report template uses AssetPlus framework references to capture information and analysis and present it to panel members, in a way that is easy to populate from AssetPlus using copy/paste. The provision of Key Areas of Intervention enables the panel and family to easily identify the priorities to be discussed and agreed in the contract. Care should be taken that these key areas of intervention are a list of ‘issues’ not a list of ‘solutions’ in order to avoid leading the panel.  

 

The contract document is designed to be easily understood by the service-user and carers, and to be compatible with inputting back into an AssetPlus ‘My Intervention Plan’.  

 

 

Contact:

YOT: Devon Youth Offending Team
Name: Matt Wilcox
Telephone: 01271 388150
Email: matt.wilcox@devon.gov.uk

 


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Friday, 24 November 2017 16:19

AssetPlus Traffic Light Matrix

Age: 10-17
Sex:  N/A
Cost:  No

 

Aim:

To provide case managers/assessors with a quick visual reference guide in applying locally agreed risk management processes

 

Description:

The attached documents are delivered as part of Kirklees YOT Asset Plus training programme and the Tool is displayed prominently within their YOT Offices.

The AssetPlus Assessment Process as a quick and easy to use guide for case managers around key stages and timescales of when specific actions should be completed by. 

The AP Traffic Light Matrix tool utilises the Impact/Likelihood Matrices in AssetPlus to indicate required actions dependent upon the level of assessed risk.

The AP Traffic Light Matrix tool also dovetails in with locally agreed timescales for AssetPlus stage completion. It encourages hierarchical levels consultation between case managers and managers based on risk assessment.  

 

Implementing the Practice:

  • Kirklees YOT uses the attached documents as part of their AssetPlus training
  • Kirklees YOT use the tool in supervision to support case auditing
  • Case managers use the tool to support and maintain quality of case management

 

Contact:

Organisation:  Kirklees Youth Offending Team
Name:  Clive Phillips
Telephone:  01484 226263
E-mail:  Clive.Phillips@kirklees.gov.uk
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Summary: South Tees YOS have created a guide to support the completion of AssetPlus.
Age: n/a
Sex: n/a
Cost: n/a

 

 

Aim:

  • Support practitioners, through a reference guide in completing AssetPlus
  • Support managers with the quality assurance process

 

 

Description:
South Tees YOS have created a guide to support the completion of AssetPlus. The guide is intended to assist practitioners and managers alike by reinforcing training points and should be used as a reference in completing AssetPlus. The guide covers each section of AssetPlus, showing how the document should be completed and the types of information required for each information/dialogue box.

The guide is designed to complement and should be used in conjunction with: YJB Asset Plus guidance (which is assessed through YJILS), National Case Responsibility Protocol and the Asset Plus Joint Working Protocol For Secure Cases.

 

 

Contact:

YOT: South Tees Youth Offending Service
Name: Phil Hampton
Email: Phil_Hampton@middlesbrough.gov.uk
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