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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.

After six years of research and influencing work, the Beyond Youth Custody partnership closed at the end of May 2018.  They created a final newsletter, which contains more information on the programme closure and recent updates.  Beyond Youth Custody have also created a legacy video designed for practitioners, policymakers, researchers and service providers on the Beyond Youth Custody framework for effective resettlement. 

Please note that the website will exist until May 2019, after which Nacro will host the content.

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.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 13:47

Case Management Guidance

The purpose of the Case Management Guidance is to provide Youth Offending Teams practical advise on how to work with children and young people in the Youth Justice System.  It contains infomation on what practitioners and managers need to do, implications of legislation and practical advise. 

The Guidance should be used in conjunction with the revised National Standards for Youth Justice Services.

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 and Young People Who Engage in Technology-Assisted Harmful Sexual Behaviour is a study by NSPCC around harmful sexual behaviour assisted by technology by children and young people. The research set out to explore the following:

  • how many young people participating in our service for harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) have engaged in Technology Assisted (TA)-HSB
  • their backgrounds and characteristics
  • links between TA-HSB and offline HSB
  • how professionals respond to TA-HSB

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.

Monday, 10 July 2017 14:49

Code of Practice for Victims of Crime

The Code of Practice for Victims of Crime, sets out the services that must be provided to victims of crime by organisations in England and Wales.


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