Working with children

This section contains materials and resources, including interventions, programmes and toolkits that are used by youth justice services with children. 

 

The material in this section has been produced by youth justice services in-house or with support from partners.  The materials in this section are not evaluated.  You can find youth justice evaluated materials in the practice-based evaluations area on this site.

 

If you would like to submit a programme, intervention or a way of working with children that works well in your service to the Youth Justice Resource Hub, please complete the submission form.

Summary: Access to a leaflet and animation video created in collaboration between the youth advisory network and the Youth Justice Board to support professionals to engage with children in prevention and diversion services.     Description:The Youth Justice Board and the Youth Advisory Network, which is made up of children and young people with lived experience of the criminal justice…
Summary: Oxfordshire Youth Justice and Exploitation Service have shared their weapons awareness toolkit aimed at supporting children to better understand the reasons behind why some young people carry weapons and learn positive social and relational skills to manage their personal safety and risk in the community.     Description: Oxfordshire Youth Justice and Exploitation Service have shared their weapons intervention…
Summary: The Traveller Movement have published a toolkit for practitioners for working more effectively with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children.      Description: The Traveller Movement have published their toolkit for working with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people. The toolkit aims to improve understanding and to support effective practice for those working with ethnic Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children.…
Summary: Coventry Youth Justice Service have shared their top tips for working with girls document to support practitioners in working with girls in a way which is more likely to meet their specific.       Description: The West Midlands Regional Girls Working Group, led by Coventry Youth Justice Service alongside the Birmingham Youth Justice Service Specialist Girls Unit have shared…
Summary:  Attached is Hackney youth justice service prevention and diversion assessment, also included is their definitions related to race, culture and diversity.  Description: In March 2019 Hackney Children and Families Services invited several trained peers, supported by the Youth Justice Sector Improvement Programme (YJSIP) and the Youth Justice Board to conduct a Sector Led Youth Justice Peer review, primarily focussing…
Summary: The Centre for Justice Innovation have shared a short video aimed at children to understand more about diversion.     Description: The Centre for Justice Innovation have shared a short video for children entitled what is diversion? The video has been created with children in mind, and details what diversion is, the benefits it offers and what the process involves.
Summary: Nottinghamshire Youth Justice Service have provided the Disclosure Information Booklet that is given to all children on completion of their Orders.   Aims: To ensure children with criminal records are confident on if, when and how to disclose their criminal record. Ensure children and parents are aware how involvement with YJS may impact their future To provide children with…
Summary: Access to the toolkit created by 1625 Independent People, which focuses on working effectively with children that are vulnerable.      Description: 1625 Independent People have published Informing Futures toolkit as a legacy resource to share the learning from the Future 4 Me programme delivered by 1625ip and their partners (2012 to 2019). The toolkit is a free resource…
Summary: Access to  series of animations to support children understand trauma.   Description: The Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust has launched a series of animations, co-created with children and young people from the North Kensington Community.  The resources are aimed at helping children and young people understand trauma; how symptoms can result in changes to ‘usual’ behaviour…
Summary: Cumbria Specialist Youth Service have shared their getting to know me programme which they run with children to support them to increase their confidence and improve management of day to day emotions.     Description:Cumbria Specialist Youth Service have shared their getting to know me programme used with children. The programme aims to support the child in identifying their potential…
Summary: Neuroclastic have provided a story to help children and adults to understand how autistic brains are different from most brains and from other autistic brains.     Description: The NeuroClastic website focuses on a collective of Autistic people who are responsive to the evolving needs and trajectory of the Autistic community.   They have produced my brain is autistic easy to…
Summary: The Child First Pathfinder have shared their intervention resources used with children around county lines and disproportionality.     Description:Child first Pathfinder through Youth Ink have shared the following resources, which have been created and delivered in Southwark Youth Justice Service by Youth Ink: 'County Lines: Should young people involved in county lines be classed as criminals?': The Pathfinder has…
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