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: 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…
Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: none     Intended outcomes: The young person to gain a greater awareness of the role of alcohol in their life and the potential detrimental effects and impact.   Guide the young person towards safer drinking behaviour, minimising risks of harm. Encourage the young person to review their drinking behaviour and possibly make them more…
Summary: Infomation relating to the Sport Officer role in Peterborough Youth Offending Service. Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Peterborough Youth Offending Service have a Sports Officer, whose main role is to engage the hard to reach children and to support them to engage in positive actives, mainly sports. The post has been active since 2006, the money…
Summary: The intervention planning clinic aims to support case managers to create interventions that are appropriate and relevant to the child and are ordered appropriately. Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: none     Description: The intervention planning clinic is a specific meeting designed to provide support for the case manager in regards to the interventional plan. The intervention planning clinic…
Summary: A list of UK organisations who can help transgender children and those working with them.     The following is a list of UK organisations who can help Transgender children and those working with them. This may include offering: direct support; training for parents; carers or professionals working with them; or resources and links on their websites. If your…
Summary: The Early Intervention Foundation have published a guide concerned with commissioning of parenting and family suport for the Troubled Families agenda.     The Early Intervention Foundation have published; Commissioning Parenting and Family Support for Troubled Families guide, which offers advice on commissioning parenting support for families as part of the Troubled Families programme. It looks in some depth…
Summary: This guidance sets out the respective duties of children's services and housing services to secure or provide accomodation for 16 and 17 year old children who are homeless or in need of accomodation.     Prevention of Homelessness and Provision of Accommodation for 16 and 17 Year Old Young People Who May be Homeless and/or Require Accommodation has  replaced…
Summary: The purpose for the guidance is to support local housing authorities to ensure that they are able to exercise their functions relating to homelessness and prevention of homelessness.     The Secretary of State for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has issued the Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities. Please note that this code replaces and…
Summary: The Youth Justice Accomodation Pathway tool is intended to be a practical tool to plan accomodation and support services for children and young people aged 16 - 25 who have been involved with the criminal justice system.     The Youth Justice Accomodation Pathway tool is intended to be a practical tool that local authorities, criminal justice agencies and…
Summary: The PSHE Association lesson plans aim to challenge the myths and communicate some of the realities of carrying a knife to secondary school students.     PSHE Association have created #knifefree lesson plans for key stage 3 and 4.  The plans were created using the Home Office #knifefree campaign.  These resources have been designed to be used in the…
Summary: Getting to Known me is a one to one programme developed by Cumbria Specialist Youth Service to assists children to identifying their potential and support them to make the right choices for themselves Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: none     Aims:  To challenge children to look at their confidence and emotional intelligence To provide children with the skills…
Summary: OpportuntyKnocks is a one to one intervention programme developed by Cumbria Specialist Youth Support Teams, that is focused on employability skills for children. Age: 16-17 Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aims: To support and equip children with employability skills Support children to gain an Entry Level Award in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development (Entry 3) (QCF)…
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