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.

The purpose of the Case Management Guidance is to provide Youth Offending Teams practical advise on how to work with children and young people in the Youth Justice System.  It contains infomation on what practitioners and managers need to do, implications of legislation and practical advise.  The Guidance should be used in conjunction with the revised National Standards for Youth…
Youth to Adult Transition Principles and Guidance for Wales is a guidance around how to improve the way youth offending teams and the National Probation Service work together.  The document contains the following infomation, both in English and in Welsh:   the aims of the approach background guidance on specific topics a step by step guide a form to capture…
Youth Justice Strategy for Wales: Children and Young People First is aimed at all agencies involved in youth justice services in Wales and covers the following: intervening early to stop criminal behaviour working to prevent crime and criminal behaviour diverting young people from crime into other activities It includes specific recommendations in relation to education, training and employment, mental health,…
Summary: This thematic report details the results of the thematic inspection to assess the effectiveness of practice of YOTs across eight domains significant in supporting children's journey away from offending.     HM Inspectorate of Probation thematic report Desistance and young people is the result of a thematic inspection to assess the effectiveness of practice in YOTs across eight domains which…
Age: 10-18 Sex: n/a Cost: no     Aims: To lead the attendees away from offending To lead attendees away from anti-social behaviour Increased engagement in ETE Further training at a higher level post accreditation from this course Offers opportunities to showcase achievements through both live performances at prestigious local venues and recordings of their work     Description: Back…
Summary: The National Citizen Service is a government back three phase programme. Age: 15-17 (specifically children in year 11 and 12 only) Sex: n/a Cost: £50 maximum, financial bursaries are offered for the personal coach scheme there is no cost     Aim: Support children to have new positive experience and give something back to their community Support children to…
Summary: Desistance and Young People – HMIP May 2016, Summary of Findings is a short summery completed by a Local Partnership Advisor (YJB) to support the Sector to access the full HMIP Desistence and Young People (May 2016) document. As such this should be read in conjunction with the main HMIP document    
Summary: The Transition Protocol and Guidance for Englad and the Youth to Adult Tranistion Protocol is in respect to the operational procedures and responsibilities for Youth Offending Teams (YOT), National Probation Service (NPS) and Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC) in England and Wales to ensure effective management of case transfer of supervision from the YOT to probation services. Please note that…
Age: 8-18 Sex: n/a Cost: Yes     Aims: The parents of young people aged 8-18 some of whom are in the Youth Justice System and who are being violent and abusive towards parents and carers. Reduce the level of violence and abuse by young people against their parents/carers Reducing parental stress and anxiety, guilt and shame Rebuilding family relationships…
Summary: This programme is designed to support children known to youth justice services and are approaching or undergoing transition to adulthood. Age: 17 and 3 months + Sex: n/a Cost: none      Aims: The programme aims to prepare children for the transition to adulthood by providing a space where they may consider and ask questions, as well as identifying…
Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: none     Aims: The Panel is designed to support the management and reduction of risk through the delivery of targeted intervention planning The panel is designed to promote multi-agency information sharing and decision The panel is designed to provide an additional level of management oversight. The panel is designed to ensure all areas of…
Age: 14-21 Sex: n/a Cost: yes (around £500)     Intended outcomes: Gaining the skills to avoid re-offending Gaining an accurate insight into offending from the reflections of prisoners Improving confidence and resilience Increase motivation and aspirations in young people     Description:Impact Resources Packs are a set of resource packs with a range of worksheets and exercises (including DVDs)…
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