Participation with children

Children who are actively engaged, and meaningfully participate are more likely to be successful in their journey towards a positive future and desistence from crime. Children should be central to assessment and be active in shaping plans to address their needs. In this way they are a crucial part of the solution to transforming their lives for the better.

This section of the YJ Resource Hub provides information around different aspects of participation, from child friendly formats to type of methods to work with children effectively to support their participation journey.

Summary: Terms of reference and feedback forms for group work activity with children that have been victims of crime. Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aim: To support and ensure successful implementation and running of group work activity with children that have been victims of crime.     Description: Attached below is a PDF document that includes the…
Summary:  Video created by Barnet YOS children to describe the purpose and function of the YOS. Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: none     Aims: To help children and young people subject to Court Orders understand the purpose and functions of the Youth Offending Service     DescriptionThe Whiteboard Project Video is a short animation video that uses the voices…
Age: 10-18 Sex: n/a Cost: none Aims: To enable young people to understand the various roles and functions within the YOS in a way which is meaningful and age appropriate To enable young people to understand the strategic and operational targets of the youth offending service and how this relates to their experience of accessing youth justice services To use…
Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aims: Support young people to be involved in choosing potential new staff and volunteers Support young people to participate in directly influencing the service     Description:Norfolk Youth Offending Team (NYOT) believe that young people should be involved in the recruitment of the staff and volunteers who work with and for them.…
Just Health: An Enquiry into the Emotional Health and Wellbeing of Young People in the Youth Justice System is a youth and experience led research report and film, that has been produced by Peer Power. The enquiry explores how NHS England (London region) could improve the emotional health and well-being of young people who find themselves in the Youth Justice…
Summary: A website co-created by children to help reduce child abuse through effective communication.     Not Just a Thought… is a website that was co-produced with a group of 75 children and young people who worked with lots of professionals from the NHS, Social Care, Education, Police and the Charitable Sector to help reduce child abuse through effective communication.…
Summary: Northumberland Youth Service have produced a leaflet to give children advice on the law.   A group of children who attended a youth club run by Northumberland Youth Service have produced a leaflet to give children advice on the law. For more information about this project contact Emma Rudd, Area Youth Worker for Northumberland Youth Service by email or…
Summary: The Voices of Young People Under Supervision, focuses on the views of children supervised by youth offending teams, gathered through the analysis of the responses to HMI Probation's eSurvey.     HM Inspectorate of Probation have published The Voices of Young People Under Supervision (findings from the HMI Probation eSurvey), which captured the children’s views regarding their needs, the…