Working with children and families

Children cannot be seen in isolation, working with families and carers is essential in sustaining desistance and supporting children in becoming important members of their community.  Many of the families whose children come into contact with the criminal justice system are vulnerable themselves and with partnership work and collaboration some of the core vulnerabilities can begin to be addressed.

This section has information and practice concerning working with families so that they are able to grow and support their children, as well as interventions for the children themselves which sustain positive outcomes.

Summary:  Attached is the link to the Safeguarding Children Partnership procedure for children exhibiting and engaging in harmful sexual behaviour in County Durham.    Description: County Durham Youth Justice Service have co-created and supported the re-drafting of Safeguarding Children Partnership procedures concerned with harmful sexual behaviour from children. This was work initiated following increase in number of children accessing the youth…
Summary: Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton YOTs work in partnership with First Cass Legacy to run monthly meetings for parents whose children attend the YOS     Aims: To create a supportive space for parents to share experiences and learn from each other To reduce isolation in parents who have children open to the YOS To create…
Summary:  Attached is an engagement resource for working with children and their families/ carers created by West Mercia Youth Justice Service.  Aims: • To promote a child focused approach to working with children and their families in the initial stages of their time with the YJS and throughout their journey with youth justice, to ensure   Description: West Mercia Youth…
Summary:  Attached is the link to YouTube video co-created with children at Barnet YOS that describes reparation and the impact of the activities.      Aims: Support children to engage in reparation activities   Description: Barnet youth offending service have co-created with children a short video around what reparation means and the type of activities that they may undertake at…
Summary:  Attached is a fact sheet for children in Wales concerning Police powers around Stop and Search, interviews and charging processes.    Description: Children’s Legal Centre Wales have published Stopped, Arrested, Interviewed, Charged – A Guide for Under 18s. This factsheet explains some of the different things the police have the power to do. It looks at police powers to…
Summary: Attached is the description and further information concerning FLAT intervention for children potentially affected by criminal exploitation, including through ‘county lines'.      Description:Families Learning About Thinking Skills (FLATS) is an intensive intervention programme, run over 16-weeks with children that were deemed to be impacted by criminal exploitation, including county lines and comprised of: Weekly 2-hour group sessions for children Weekly…
Summary: Attached is the summary from Camden’s youth justice plan.     Description: Attached is an example, provided my Camden YOS, of a youth justice plan summary. This is an overview of the work of the youth offending service in Camden and also sets out details of performance over the past year and their priorities for 2021 -2023.    …
Summary: Attached below is a briefing from YCS concerning working with girls and bullying.       Description: Youth Custody Service have produced a variety of Effective Practice Briefings, which have been produced by the YCS Quality Development Team. the briefings are based on up to date evidence and engagement with children, staff and key stakeholders. They provide concise and easily…
Summary: Attached below is a briefing from YCS concerning supporting conversations about difference with children.      Description: Youth Custody Service have produced a variety of Effective Practice Briefings, which have been produced by the YCS Quality Development Team. the briefings are based on up to date evidence and engagement with children, staff and key stakeholders. They provide concise and…
Summary:  Attached below is a briefing from YCS concerning working with Autism Spectrum Condition children.       Description: Youth Custody Service have produced a variety of Effective Practice Briefings, which have been produced by the YCS Quality Development Team. the briefings are based on up to date evidence and engagement with children, staff and key stakeholders. They provide concise and easily…
Summary: Link to the youth justice plans guidance, produced by the YJB.     Description: The YJB has published the 2021 guidance to support with the production of the youth justice plans: practice note for youth offending partnerships.
Summary: Attached are a variety of resources created by Kent Youth Justice Service to support children to engage in virtual panels. Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aims: Ensure young people are prepared for virtual panels, ahead of the panel taking place.     Description:With the move to virtual panels because of COVID-19, Kent Youth Justice Service have…
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