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: 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.
Summary: Details to time capsule reparation programme run by Tower Hamlets and City of London YJS. Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: Limited - arts and craft materials     Aims: Support children to be able to complete some hours towards their reparation To create a COVID-19 archive which will not only be looked back and reflected upon but also used…
Summary: Link to Safe Hands, Thinking Minds website which has specific area around COVOD-19 and anxiety and stress.     Safe Hands, Thinking Minds brings together a variety of information, knowledge and evidence base concerning parenting, trauma, adversity (ACE’s), attachment, fostering, adoption, asylum-seeking and refugee and children and young people. They have created a specific Covid, Anxiety, Stress- Resources &…
Summary:  Description of mask making reparation programme run in Hackney YOS. Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: limited     Aims: For children to be able to complete their reparation requirements whilst staying at home safe and complying with COVID-19 restrictions.     Description:Hackney Youth Offending Service, have started a new reparation programme making face masks, which they send to the…
Summary:   Attached is supporting discussion sheets to support child who are on Remand, specifically during COVID-19.  Age:  15-18  sex:  n/a  cost:  none     Aims: Support positive discussions around anxiety for children on Remand, specifically during COVID-19     Description: Wetherby Youth Offender Institution, NHS England and Novus have co-developed the attached to help support staff working with children when…
Summary: Remote reparation package for children during COVID-19. Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: Remedi is contracted to deliver Reparation and restorative justice with Derby YOS.     Aims: Continue to support children to complete their reparation as part of their statutory Orders during COVID-19.     Description: Remedi have created a remote package for reparation activities that enable children to…
Summary: Wrexham YJS Recovery plan that show cases the transition out of contingency arrangements.     Aims: To set out the local authorities plans to transition out of the contingency arrangements put in place during the COVID-19 restrictions.     Description:Attached is Wrexham Youth Justice Service plan, which has been created to show case how they will transition out of…
Summary: Link to guidance by Howard League for Penal Reform for defence lawyers around remanding children to custody specifically during COVID-19.     The Howard League for Penal Reform have published ending the detention of unsentenced children during the Covid-19 pandemic: A guide for practitioners. This guide provides legal and practical guidance for defence lawyers to resist applications to remand…
Summary: Lewisham YOS use Olga Phoenix self-care wheel to support managers and staff to consider the balance between life and work, especially during COVID-19.     Aims: To support staff to manage their own needs and retain a balance between work and personal life, especially at times of increased pressure.     Description: Lewisham Youth Offending Service, use Olga Phoenix…
Summary: Copy of Hillingdon YOT impact assessment to support initial recovery planning.     Aims: Support YOT’s to start considering the needs of the service users and the organisation through and post COVID-19.     Description: An integral process to recovering planning is completing an impact assessment which support and provide a clear picture of the operational position of current…
Summary: Link to Uned Atal Trais (Violence Prevention Unit Wales) who have a created a specific COVID-19 section.     The Wales Violence Prevention Unit (VPU) is a partnership of organisations who are working together to prevent all forms of violence across Wales. The VPU was established in 2019 thought Home Office funding. In Wales, a public health approach to…
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