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: 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? session plan and…
Summary: The trauma informed pathfinder have shared a workshop and associated materials looking at how youth justice practitioners can complete assessments in a trauma informed way.      Description: As part of the trauma informed Pathfinder, Cwm Taf youth justice service ran a variety of bite size training session through 2021 and 2022 to support colleagues across England and Wales…
Summary: Bristol youth offending service have shared material provided to victim/s that gives them an overview of restorative options available to them.      Description:Bristol youth offending service have shared their leaflet and feedback form that is provided to all victims.  The leaflet provides an overview of the restorative justice options that may be available to victims and the feedback…
Summary: Newport Youth Justice Service have shared their Tintern Weed reparation project for children on statutory and non-statutory orders.       Aims: Supports both children on the periphery and those within the criminal justice system, to develop trusting adult relationships and build strengths and skills to support them to desist from offending and establish prosocial lives. Description:Newport Youth Justice Service…
Summary: Camden, Essex, Hartlepool, Islington and North Yorkshire youth justice services have shared some of their reparation and unpaid work programmes they run locally.       Description: Camden, Essex, Hartlepool, Islington and North Yorkshire youth justice services have shared some of their reparation (and unpaid work) programmes that they run. What all the services have in common is that children…
Summary: London Accommodation Pathfinder, which provides alternative accommodation to Youth Detention Accommodation, have shared their operating manual to support key stakeholders and youth justice services to ensure consistency.  They have also shared their storyboard to use with children and their parents/careers.     Description: The aim of the London Accommodation Pathfinder is to provide an alternative to Youth Detention Accommodation…
Summary: This form aims to provide a brief overview of a child's circumstances to help identify potential needs or concerns in order to inform the level of intervention.     Description: Manchester Youth Justice have provided a form designed to briefly screen a child's circumstances with a view to making a decision on the outcome, whether this is with reference…
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.     Description:Nottingham City Youth Offending Team use the 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, arson, vehicle crime,…
Summary: The Met Detention have shared a presentation provided for their staff on the children in custody golden hour information exchange.  Description: Information sharing between local authority and police when a child is in custody had been identified as an area for development from local authorities, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and Met police.  In response to the identified area…
Summary: Access to the Sentence Trouble guide, published by the Communication Trust which is concerned with communication with children, particularly those children with communication needs.      Description: The Communication Trust has published Sentence Trouble (in conjunction with The Dyslexia SpLD Trust), which is a guide to help improve understanding and communication with children and young people, particular those with…
Summary:  An overview of the diversion and prevention service as delivered by Milton Keynes youth offending team and partners.      Description: The Early Support Project (ESP) is a Diversion and Prevention Service in Milton Keynes, which aims to ddress the increase in first time entrants receiving formal out of court disposals, the needs of children at risk of entering…
Summary:  Darlington youth offending service have shared their intervention session for children on out of cout disposals that looks at impact of future contact with the criminal justice system, impact on the victims and overview of the justice system.        Description: Darlington youth justice service have shared their intervention session (tutor packs and effect cards) delivered to children on out of…
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