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.

Youth Custody Service (YCS) and NHS have co-produced the below attached flyers: Physical Distancing Not Social Distancing- English Physical Distancing Not Social Distancing - Welsh Secure Stairs – Top Tips for Supporting Staff and Young People The purpose is to support practitioners and children who are currently in Secure Establishments, through COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to refer to GOV.UK/coronavirus for…
Summary:  Link to the Youth Work Support website which offers advice, guidance and tools relevant to children and practitioners during COVID-19.     Youth Work Support website is designed to bring together relevant advice, guidance, support and tools for youth workers, children and young people and organisations during COVID-19. The following areas may be of particular interest:Supporting young people through…
 Summary: The AIM (Assessment, Intervention, Moving On) Project is offering free consultation for anyone who has previously subscribed to their services, (until 30/06/2020) for practitioners working with children that have exhibited harmful sexual behaviour.     Aim: Support practitioners during COVID 19 Support practitioners in thinking about how best to work with parents, children and young people during COVID-19  …
Summary: Link to Human Trafficking Foundation, who have developed a specific COVID-19 area.      Human Trafficking Foundation have developed at COVID-19 specific section which includes access to information around national referral mechanism, working with children, domestic abuse, health, housing, immigration, mental health and on line training. There are also links to temporary changes in guidance due to COVID-19 which…
Summary: A variety of resources concerning health and mental health of children, by the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health.   The Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health have created a variety of resources that may be of support for children and families, including: Stay at home activities for children and young people (which includes a health diary…
Summary: Links to guidance to support victims of modern slavery during COVID-19.     The Home Office have published the following guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for victims of modern slavery. The guidance sets out what modern slavery is, how to recognise the indicators of modern slavery and how to refer suspected cases of modern slavery to the appropriate services. Please…
Summary:  Information on how to access YCS Frequently Asked Questions concerning children in custody and on remand, during COVID-19.     Youth Custody Service (YCS) has emailed all Youth Offending Team Head of Services (or equivalent) in all Local Authorities in England and Wales with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from the Youth Custody Service. The FAQ is available to services…
Summary:  A resource for parents experiencing child violence and abuse, created by Who’s in Charge that takes into account COVID-19.   Who’s in Charge have created a booklet, ‘help and support for parents experiencing child to parent violence and abuse’, which is designed for parents, which takes into account COVID-19. This is in recognition of news reports that have suggested…
Summary: YJB update concerning activity from the youth justice system and wider partners, in response to COVOD-19.   Please see attached update from the Youth Justice Board, which is designed to keep you informed of activity in response to the coronavirus pandemic from the youth justice system and wider partners. We will endeavour to review this document regularly but please…
Summary: Information on how to access the YJB Frequently Asked Questions concerning children and the Youth Justice system, during COVID-19.   Youth Justice Board (YJB) has emailed all Youth Offending Team Head of Services (or equivalent) in all Local Authorities in England and Wales with ‘Children and the Justice System, during COVID 19 - Frequently Asked Questions’. The Frequently Asked…
 Summary: Link to Government advice concerning COVID-19.    Please following click here to access the government advice and guidance concerning a variety of topics in relation to COVID-19 including: • How to protect yourself and others • Employment and financial support • School closures, education, and childcare    
 Summary:   Link to NHS Guidance in relation to Covid-19   Advice for everyone is NHS guidance around things that people should and should not do in order to keep safe and help reduce likelihood of spreading the virus. It also has information concerning what to do if you need medical help. You can also find information around mental health: Every…
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