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.

Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aim: Support young people to access short term provision, within the YOS while full time education or training provisions are established or employment sought.     Description: Bromley Youth Offending Service has a full time qualified teacher (tutor) who works for the Service 5 days per week. The tutor is able to…
Summary: The information below details Sutton Youth Offending Team's First Aid Programme with StreetDoctors. Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: yes     Aim: Support children to learn first aid skills Provide children with further knowledge around the impact incidents involving weapons Challenge children’s perception of violence     Description: Sutton Youth Offending Team run a First Aid Programme in partnership…
Summary: Link to e-safety tips, advice and resources from UK Safer Internet Centre.     The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading charities: The Internet Watch Foundation, Childnet International and South West Grid for Learning,  with a shared mission to make the internet a safer and better place for children. You can find e-safety tips, advice…
Summary: Thinkuknow is an on and offline safety programme for children, parents and professionals, it is part of the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.     Thinkuknow is an on and offline safety programme for children, parents and professionals and is part of the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. CEOP’s Thinkuknow education programme endeavours to empower young people online through…
Summary: The information below details the role of the Lead Intervention Coordinator at Cumbria Youth Offending Service Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: potentially     Cumbria Youth Offending Service created a Project Development Manager post (which was a seconded post from Jan 2015 to Jan 2016 and is now absorbed into the Service as ‘Lead Intervention Coordinator) to manage the…
Summary: Fearless is a resource that aims to support children to be aware of the impact of knives/weapons and to increase knowledge around them. Age: 11-17 Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Description:Nottingham City YOT use Fearless resource with children that are identified by local schools at risk of offending and or anti-social behaviour. The session includes: weapons, vandalism, graffiti,…
Summary: Street Aware aims to support children to be aware of the impact of knives/weapons and to not become involved with knives/weapons by increasing knowledge. Age:  8-10 Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Description:Street Aware is a programme targeted at young people to prevent them from becoming involved in knife or weapons offences. The programme was developed by Anna Power…
Summary: This programme aims to support children to no become involved in knife/weapon related offences and to support schools to continue working with children that have knife/weapon related offences and avoid permanent exclusions. Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Description: Nottingham City YOT have created a comprehensive plan of work and partnership work with local schools, Nottinghamshire police,…
Summary: A guide is about how to more effectively communicate about why children commit crime and how to reduce crime.     Transform Justice have published Reframing Crime and Justice – A Handy Guide (January 2017), which is a guide based on research completed by the FrameWorks Institute on behalf of Transform Justice, the Criminal Justice Alliance, Clinks and the…
Summary: Are we nearly there yet, Dad? report illustrates six young fathers’ journeys through various service provisions. The journeys reveal the blockages that can occur when insufficient support is available, and the opportunities that arise when services respond to young fathers effectively. If you would like any further information, please access Barnardos directly.    
Summary: A review, published by the cetre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse that focuses on what is helpful in enabling parents to maintain or rebuild positive, supportive relationships when their child has been sexually exploited.     The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse has published Supporting Parents of Sexually Exploited Young People: An Evidence Review. This review…
Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: None     Aimed at: Youth offending services practitioners working with young people in the community, to support them to create individual intervention packs for young people.     Intended Outcomes: The implementation of a standard approach to creating bespoke intervention packs for each young person on a community order. Ensures that appropriate interventions are…
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