COVID-19: Resources for youth justice

This section contains links and materials that may be useful for youth justice professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Summary: Embark Federation have created a Reconnection Recovery to Resilience Pathway for schools.     Embark Federation is a group of 9 schools in Derbyshire that work together. They have created, in partnership a reconnection to recovery and resilience plan for schools, in light of COVID-19. Attached below is the webinar slides that show case the pathway that a school…
Summary: NYA have published a report that looks at the scale and response to gang activity and exploitation during COVID-19.     National Youth Agency have published Hidden in Plain Sight: Gangs and Exploitation - A youth work response to COVID-19. The report looks at the scale of and response to gang associated activity, the exploitation of children and young…
Summary: Summary report highlighting positive practice by Welsh YOTs during COVID-19.     A summary highlighting good practice in Youth Justice during the COVID-19 pandemic in Wales report summarises some of the positive practices that have been undertaken my Welsh YOTs during COVID-19 to continue working effectively with children and their families.
Summary: Link to Building a County that Works for all Children Post COVID-19 discussion paper by the ADCS.   The Association of Directors of Children’s Services have published a discussion paper; building a county that works for all children post COVID-19. The purpose of the discussion paper is to put children and young people and their lived experiences of Covid-19…
Summary: Attached is Newham YOS COVID-19 specific risk assessment guidelines to support the running of their summer programme.     Aims: To provide risk assessment specific to the COVID-19 context to safeguard staff, visitors and children, parents/carers health.     Description: Newham YOS have developed a specific COVID-19 risk assessment guidelines, which they used for school holiday interventions to ensure…
Summary:  See, Hear, Respond, provides targeted support to vulnerable children, young people and their families who are affected by COVID-19.     See, Hear, Respond, provides targeted support to vulnerable children, young people and their families who are affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) and the measures put in place to stop its spread. The support is led by Barnardo’s, working in…
Summary: Some examples of reparation tasks being undertaken by Bedfordshire YOS during COVID-19. Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: none     Aims: support children to complete at least some of the reparation hours during COVID-19 safely.     Description:Attached below are six tasks that Bedfordshire youth offending service have created for the children. The tasks have been created in order…
Summary:  Details of Sutton IYS reparation programme, making re-usable face shield. Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: Around 50p per face shield.     Aims: Support children to create re-useable face shields from home, as part of their reparation.     Description:During COVID-19 Sutton Integrated Youth Services, have created, as part of their community reparation, a programme that allows children to…
Summary: Details on community volunteering and reparation during COVID-19 from Haringey YJS. Age: 15-17 Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aims: Support children to complete their reparation hours during COVID-19.     Description:One of the children on a Referral Order at Haringey YJS has been able to complete their reparation hours creating food boxes and delivery food for people that…
Summary:  Link to a leaflet concerning advice for children around contact with the Police, during COVID-19.  The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales have published Coronavirus and the police: advice for children guidance.  The leaflet contains advice for under-18s who come into contact with the police during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Summary: Link to a leaflet concerning advice for children who are working with a youth offending team, during COVID-19.  Youth Justice Board for England and Wales have published Coronavirus and youth offending teams: advice for children guidance. The leaflet contains information for under-18s about support provided by youth offending teams during COVID-19 outbreak.
Summary:   Link to a leaflet concerning advice for children going to Court during COVID-19 by HMCTS and YJB.   HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) and the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales have published Coronavirus and court: advice for children guidance. The leaflet contains advice for under-18s attending court during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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