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.

Care of Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Child Victims of Modern Slavery (Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities) sets out the steps that local authorities and staff running local multi-agency safeguarding arrangements should take to plan for the provision of support for looked-after children who are unaccompanied migrant children, and who may be victims, or potential victims, of modern slavery.

Child Sexual Exploitation: Advice for Staff is a pocket guide to provide practical information to staff to safeguard children and young people. Areas included cover:

  • What is Child Sexual Exploitation including signs and indicators
  • Where children and young people are likely to be targeted
  • Information sharing
  • What to do if you are concerned about a child or young person

Hard copies of the guide are available by contacting Lisa Cooper, Chair NHS England CSE Sub-Group (Lisa.cooper16@nhs.net).  

Child Sexual Exploitation: Definition and Guide for Practitioners is designed to support practitioners in their work with young people. The guide contains the definition of child sexual exploitation, potential vulnerabilities and indicators of abuse and appropriate action to take in response.

Children Missing Education, Statutory Guidance for local authorities sets out key principles to enable local authorities in England to implement their legal duty under section 436A of the Education Act 1996 to make arrangements to identify, as far as it is possible to do so, children missing education.

 

This guidance can be used as a non-statutory advice by:

  • School leaders, school staff and governing bodies in all maintained schools and academies, independent schools
  • Health professionals, Youth Offending Teams, and the police.

 

Please note that this guidance replaces the January 2015 version.

Friday, 17 November 2017 14:32

Concordat on Children in Custody

The Concordat on Children in Custody, is a recognition of the importance of all agencies working together to ensure that legal duties are met in regards to children. A diverse group of agencies have contributed to this document, in recognition of the fact that a child’s journey from arrest to court is overseen by a variety of professionals with varying duties.

Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

County Lines

County Lines, a drug distribution model typically involving an urban criminal gang travelling to smaller locations to sell heroin and crack cocaine, is a phenomenon that is impacting various areas in England and Wales. Various Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) have expressed that this issue is of concern, or is becoming a concern, in their local areas, and have requested support with accessing materials to aid with recognising, understanding and tackling County Line issues in their area.

To increase awareness of county lines for the management team, practitioners and volunteers working in YOTs and the Secure Estate some materials have been linked below:

 

Please also see County Lines - Islington for more details about how work to address County Lines is being implemented locally.

This page will also include further materials and examples as they become available.

Summary: Template used by Islington YOS for sharing information and data concerning county lines between YOS, Police, Children Social Care and other key organisations
Age: n/a
Sex: n/a
Cost: n/a

 

Aim:

  • To support the Service to have a better understanding of some of the young people attending the YOS, TYS and other services
  • To enable practitioners to work in a targeted manner with young people
  • Strategically for senior management to consider further partnerships, information sharing procedures.

 

Description:

Islington YOS have completed an analysis of the young people that are involved (either through being exploited or in a criminal capacity) in Country Lines. The purpose is to support the joint work of the YOS, Police, Children Social Care and other key organisations in working together to support the work being undertaken with those young people and the young people themselves. Currently Islington YOS are involved MOPAC’s forthcoming summit on County Lines which will hopefully further shape the thinking around this piece of work.

 

Implementing the practice:

  • Islington YOS gather the information from cross comparison of the YOS, Police, Community Safety and Targeted Youth Support service data
  • The information is analysed by the Integrated Gangs Team and shared to inform practice.
  • Once all the information is collected the attached template is used to show case the data and information to YOS staff, as well as Targeted Youth Support, IGT and Community Safety, the YOS and other services will use this data to inform assessments and interventions with young people.
  • Consideration will also be given to whether the young person is being exploited under the Modern Slavery legislation definition, and therefore prosecution should be lifted.

 

Contact:

YOT: Islington Youth Offending Service
Name: Liz Westlund

Email:

Liz.Westlund@islington.gov.uk
Published in Resources For Sharing
Monday, 07 August 2017 13:39

Drug Strategy 2017

The Drug Strategy 2017 sets out how the government and its partners, at local, national and international levels, will take new action to tackle drug misuse and the harms it causes.

Classification: Level 2
Age: 12-17
Sex: n/a
Cost: none



Aim:

  • The Resettlement Support Panels Scheme core aim is to coordinate multi-agency support for the resettlement of young people through addressing substance misuse, accommodation problems, mental health and education issues.
  • The Resettlement Support Panel also seeks to support young people around family and peer mediation; appropriate use of leisure time; developing life skills; raising confidence and self-esteem; and finally making positive decision.

 

Description:
In July 2009 six Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) in Wales participated in a pilot to expand effective resettlement provision for young people aged 12-17 who were either leaving custody or were at risk of entering custody. The Resettlement Support Panel Scheme aims to support young people as they are preparing to leave custody to ensure that they are supported to not re-offend.
The YOTs involved in the pilot were: Bridgend; Merthyr Tydfil; Wrexham; Blaenau Gwent / Caerphilly; Gwynedd / Ynys Mon; and Conwy / Denbighshire.

 

Contact:

Source Organisation: YJB Cymru
Contact: Lynzi Jarman
Telephone: 01792 478367
Email:

lynzi.jarman@yjb.gsi.gov.uk

 




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