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: Lancashire Child First Pathfinder have shared a case study of how DIVERT youth diversion programme works in practice.     Description: DIVERT is a diversion programme helping children in Lancashire to support diverting them out of the youth justice system. Lancashire Child and Youth Justice Service wanted a community based true Diversion offer for children who it is felt…
 Summary: The South and West Yorkshire Resettlement Consortium have developed and shared a guidance document with associated templates and resources to support children on their resettlement journey from pre to post custody.     Description: The South and West Yorkshire Resettlement Consortium have shared their supporting children on their resettlement journey: a guidance document, produced as part of the Pathfinder…
Summary:   Suffolk County Lines Pathfinder have shared the methodology and associated resources for their comfort boxes project for children in Police custody aimed at supporting children having a better experience and increased engagement while in Police custody.     Description: Suffolk County Lines Pathfinder launched a custody comfort boxes project in all custody suites across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and…
Summary: The Youth Custody Service have shared a short briefing to support practitioners to identify and consider effective solutions to address bullying amongst girls.     Description: The Youth Custody Service have produced a short briefing concerned with working with girls and bullying.  The briefing is intended to enable staff to identify bullying amongst girls and equip practitioners with effective…
 Summary: The Youth Custody Service have shared a short briefing to support practitioners to work effectively with autism spectrum condition children.     Description: Youth Custody Service have produced a short briefing concerned with working with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) children. The briefing provides concise and easily accessible advice and guidance for front-line staff working with children who have an…
Summary:  Lancashire Child-First Pathfinder have shared the screening and assessment tool used with children who are at risk of entering the criminal justice system.     Description: Lancashire Child First Pathfinder have shared the following tools to support practitioners to screen and, where appropriate, complete assessment with children who are at risk of entering the criminal justice system. Diversion Screening…
Summary: Lancashire Child First Pathfinder have shared their participation in practice strategy which aims to develop participation opportunities for children and families.     Description: Lancashire Child First Pathfinder have shared their participation in practice (2021-2023) strategy which aims to develop participation opportunities for children and families. The strategy was produced collaboratively with children and practitioners and a child-accessible version…
Summary: Children in Adel Beck Secure Children Home, have created a leaflet highlighting the rights of all children in secure settings in regard to education placements and education, health and care plans.      Description:Adel Beck Secure Children Home produced a leaflet; what your rights are as young people in secure settings and knowing what the law is on ‘off…
Summary: County Lines Pathfinder have shared and developed two videos to support children understand the process when entering Police custody as well as their rights.      Description: County Lines Pathfinder have shared two videos, co-created with the National County Lines Coordination Centre to better support children in custody and to streamline and modernise the information provided to them. The…
Summary: County Lines Pathfinder have created a short briefing paper that brings together research and evaluation reports concerning supporting children that are criminally exploited to have a safe and effective exit from exploitation.      Description: It is well-documented that children who are exploited into county lines activity are at significant risk of harm. Each child and family will have…
Summary: Wigan youth offending team have shared their resource to support children writing letters of apology for victims.     Description:Wigan youth offending team have shared their letter of apology resource, which is used with children in the preparation, planning and production of a letter of apology. The resource is designed to be used in 1:1 sessions with children.  …
Summary: Link to an interactive courtroom view and resources for children who are preparing to go to Court as witness.     Description: Victim Support have produced an interactive courtroom which can be used with children who are preparing to appear in court as a witness. The resource supports children to explore who’s who in court, test out the extra…
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