Friday, 20 October 2017 13:14

Fearless Intervention

Age:  11-17
 Sex:  n/a
 Cost:  n/a

 

 

Aims:

  • Support young people to be aware of the impact of knife/weapons
  • Support young people to not become involved in knife/weapons awareness in the first instance through increasing knowledge

 

 

Description:
Nottingham City YOT use Fearless resource with young people that are identified by local schools at risk of offending and or anti-social behaviour. The session includes: weapons, vandalism, graffiti, arson, vehicle crime, robbery and theft, burglary, and assault. 

Prior to the Fearless session, young people are expected to participate and complete a 1 hour pre-session which focuses on communication and conflict. This intervention is currently being piloted with young people at Nottingham City YOT (please see attached below).

 

 

Implementing the practice:

  • Nottingham City YOT staff have completed training by Fearless to run the programme
  • Sessions are run in school in small groups of 6 with young people identified by the schools as being at risk of offending (although session can also be completed on a 1:1)
  • The communication and conflict session is completed with all young people due to attend the Fearless session as a supporting tool to ensure engagement in the main session

 

 

Contact:

Youth Offending Team:   Nottingham City Youth Offending Team
Name:  Sonia Burton
Email: Sonia.Burton@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

 

 

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Thursday, 21 September 2017 11:03

First Aid Programme with StreetDoctors

Age: 10-17
Sex: n/a
Cost: yes

 

 

Aim:

  • Support young people to learn first aid skills
  • Provide young people with further knowledge around the impact incidents involving weapons
  • Challenge young people’s perception of violence

 

 

Description:
Sutton Youth Offending Team run a First Aid Programme in partnership with StreetDoctors. The session aims to challenge young people’s attitudes towards violence. The young people are taught practical lifesaving skills and learn about the impact and consequence of violence on the individual such as long term disability.  Two workshops are available, what to do if you find someone bleeding and what to do if you find someone unconscious.

The training aims to improve their confidence, aspirations and feelings of self-worth, and increase their willingness to act if present at the scene of a medical emergency.
Each workshop lasts one hour and following completion young people are provided with a certificate issued by Streetdoctors.

'What to do if someone is bleeding' covers how to call an ambulance and deliver immediate first aid to someone who is bleeding, before professional help arrives. Streetdoctors explain the science behind blood loss and why it is important to call for help. The session is practical, using role playing scenarios to prepare young people to use skills in an emergency.

'What to do when someone is unconscious' informs young people on how to assess if someone is unconscious. How to put them in the recovery position if they are breathing, or deliver chest compressions if they are not breathing. Streetdoctors explain how the heart, blood and lungs work together and what happens if they are not working. Young people practice putting someone in the recovery position and delivering CPR with dummies so that in a real life situation they are ready to act. 

 

 

Implementing the Practice:

  • The young people that are referred to the programme are those that have Orders for weapons or violent offences (although the group would still be suitable for Out of Court Disposals)
  • 2 YOT staff attend, together with staff provided by StreetDoctors
  • Group is run with 10 young people
  • Costs is £50 per workshop

 

Contact:

YOT: Sutton Youth Offending Service
Name: Keeley Wilcox
Email: keeley.wilcox@sutton.gov.uk


Source Organisation:

London-wide StreetDoctors: info@streetdoctors.org
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Friday, 21 October 2016 12:43

Joint Enterprise Educational Resource

Age: 10-16
Sex: n/a
Cost: yes

 

 

Aims:

  • Support young people to increase their knowledge around Joint Enterprise
  • Support young people to explore how their actions can have a critical impact

 

 

Description:
The Educational Resource 'Joseph's Story' is based on the murder of 16-year old Joseph Lappin who was attacked in Liverpool by a group of young people and fatally stabbed. All those involved in the attack were initially charged with murder under the law of Joint Enterprise.


This DVD was developed in partnership with Liverpool Citysafe and Merseyside Police and produced with Dr. Rachel England and Liverpool Youth Offending Service. The DVD itself documents some of the facts in the case of Joseph’s murder and there is an accompanying professional’s manual prompts the facilitator with discussion points and includes worksheets to be completed by the young people throughout the video. The manual also explores 'A Different Ending...' - what might have happened if someone in the group had acted different and the potential outcome/s.

The Resource can be used with young people to encourage discussion around personal responsibility, gangs, carrying knives, joint enterprise and violence.

 

 

Implanting the Practice:

  • The session can be run as a group or 1:1 session
  • The programme is flexible enough that if only particular sections are appropriate for a young person that is acceptable
  • Staff do not require formal training but they will need to be familiar with the content of the DVD and worksheets.
  • A short trailer featuring extracts from the DVD can also be viewed on YouTube Channel

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Contact:

YOT: Liverpool Youth Offending Service
Name: Robbie Mailey
Telephone: 01512330693
Email: robert.mailey@liverpool.gov.uk


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PSHE Association have created #knifefree lesson plans for key stage 3 and 4. The lesson plans aim to challenge the myths and communicate some of the realities of carrying a knife to secondary school students. The plans were created using the Home Office #knifefree campaign.


These resources have been designed to be used in the context of the school curriculum, but some of the content may prove useful to those working in other settings.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 14:05

Southampton Offending Behaviour Programme

Age: 10-17
Cost:  yes
Sex:  n/a

 

Aims:

  • Support young people to learn various new skills and knowledge through a diverse programme
  • Support young people to develop victim awareness and empathy
  • Support and facilitate community re-integration of young people

 

Description:

The Southampton Offending Behaviour Programme is flexible and allows young people to attend those sessions that are most appropriate and relevant to them. Sessions can contribute to Intensive Supervision and Surveillance (ISS)requirements of either a Youth Rehabilitation Order or Bail Supervision programme. The purpose of the programme is to support young people to maintain their engagement throughout the Intensive Supervision and Surveillance element of their Order and ensure that minimum national standards are met. A group management plan is put in place, which ensures that young people can access all elements of the programme.


The programme covers the following areas:


• Kri-8 Arts programme
• Victim impact and risk taking behaviour group work
• Weapons awareness and knife crime
• Substance misuse awareness
• Education, Training and Employment engagement sessions
• ‘Have Your Say’ service user involvement sessions
• Early intervention group

There are clearly defined learning outcomes for each component of the programme and young people are encouraged to feedback on their learning.Young people also participate in the arts programme steering group.

 

What makes it work:

The Youth Offending Service (YOS) assess that opportunities afforded by the programme contributed to a reduction by providing sentencers with a robust, local alternative to custody.The programme is comprised of offending behaviour courses designed to challenge and develop young people's attitudes to offending and their problem solving skills.Each component of the programme is linked to individual risk areas and the five Every Child Matters Outcomes.

 

Implementing the practice:

In times of limited resources, the programme offers a clear opportunity for partnership working and local partners contribute funding to support elements of the programme.The Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner supports ‘Have Your Say, ‘Kri-8 Arts’ and the victim impact and risk taking behaviour group through Safer Communities grant funding.Young people are referred onto the programme by their case manager, following a full assessment.

Young people can be referred onto different components of the programme, depending upon their needs/areas of risk.
Southampton YOS has a designated officer that supports all the partnerships as well as ensuring timetabling of those partners
In sessions were there are partner agencies available, the content of the session should be led by that organisation.

 

Contact:

YOT: Southampton Youth Offending Service
Name: Stuart Webb
Telephone: 02380 834900
E-mail:

stuart.webb@southampton.gov.uk

 

 

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Friday, 20 October 2017 13:42

Street Aware Session

Age:  8-10
Sex: n/a
Cost: n/a

 

 

Aims:

  • Support young people to be aware of the impact of knife/weapons
  • Support young people to not become involved in knife/weapons awareness in the first instance through increasing knowledge

 

 

Description:
Street Aware is a programme targeted at young people to prevent them from becoming involved in knife or weapons offences. The programme was developed by Anna Power from Nottingham Education Partnership and delivered by Police Community Support Officers (PCSO), who are now seconded to the Nottingham City YOT. PCSOs are also able to deliver the programme as a 1:1 session, if required to do so, based on individual circumstances.


Street Aware is also delivered as a 1:1 session, by the YOT Targeted Youth Support staff, with young people who are referred to Early Intervention Team or to the YOT. It can also be used with young people with learning difficulties.

 

 

Implementing the Practice:

  • Staff need to familiarise themselves with the supporting documents as well as the session
  • The programme can either be delivered as a group or 1:1 intervention

 

 

Contact:

YOT: Nottingham City Youth Offending Team
Name: Sonia Burton
Email: Sonia.Burton@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

 



 


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Saturday, 21 October 2017 22:27

Weapon/Knife Early Intervention Strategy

Age: 10-17
Sex: n/a
Cost: n/a

 

 

Aim:

  • support young people to not become involved in knife/weapon related offences in the first instance
  • support school to continue working with young people that have knife/weapon related offences and avoid permanent exclusions

 

 

Description:

Nottingham City YOT have created a comprehensive plan of work and partnership work with local schools, Nottinghamshire police, community cohesion and Nottingham Education Partnership to continue to support early intervention in schools to decrease likelihood of young people becoming involved in weapons/knife offences.

The current approach is multilayer, in that the YOT is working with different partners and offering different support services in order to prevent young people becoming involved in knife/weapons offences in the first instance:

 

1. Training  

In order to provide a consistent approach to challenging knife crime Fearless (Youth element of Crime Stoppers) attended Nottingham City YOT to deliver training to Nottingham City Council Play and Youth Workers. It was also attended by Youth Offending Colleagues from Nottinghamshire YOT. Furthermore, an Inspector from Nottinghamshire Police (Gurmit Kaur), Nottingham Community Cohesion manager (Steve Harrison) and the regional manager for Crime Stoppers (Lydia Patsalides) also attended. Fearless, is a resource that is built around the school curriculum, which staff at the YOT use to run group sessions with young people in schools identified by the schools themselves. Please click here to see specific session (feareless)

Nottingham City YOT, in partnership with Nottingham’s Community Cohesion team have also provide a three-day Restorative Justice Training to some of the voluntary sector stakeholders (identified via the Ending Gang and Youth Violence forum for Nottingham City’s voluntary sector), some of whom have also received training from Fearless.

Furthermore, restorative justice training has been provided by the YOT Restorative Justice Officer to local schools, local authority and private care home staff and Police Community Support Officers to support early intervention.

 

2. Partnership work with the Police

Nottingham City YOT are currently working with the Police to develop a resource to give to teaching staff which will give them further knowledge of the law and knife crime, and a clear outline of procedures for reporting incidents to the police (i.e. when to call 999, as well as a clear process for intelligence information sharing process). Currently Nottingham City YOT provide schools with the Preventing Youth Violence and Gang involvement a Practical Guide of schools and colleges, and specifically highlight p20 that outlines some of the legal duties.

 

3. Partnerships with schools

Attached is the Street Aware evaluation completed by Nottingham Trent University, which lead to the development of Nottingham City YOT current 5 tier approach to dealing with knife/weapons prevention strategy (also attached), in a school setting. The Street Aware programme developed by Anna Power from Nottingham Education Partnership is an intervention programme, which was rolled out to all primary schools in Nottingham City (more information about Street Aware is available in the evaluation).

Currently the Police Community Support Officers (PCSO), who are seconded to the Nottingham City YOT run the intervention programme in school. Please click here to view the session. This is currently also being revamped by Catherine Kirk from Nottingham Education Partnership.

In addition Nottingham City YOT atively encourage schools to refer young people found with knife/weapons to the targeted youth support team (part of the YOT) with the aim of preventing permanent exclusion. A number of school are already doing this.

 

 

Contact details:

YOT: Nottingham City Youth Offending Team
Name: Sonia Burton
Email: Sonia.Burton@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
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