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: Barnsley Youth Justice Service have shared their liaison and diversion process including assessment tool and associated information to support implementing a triage panel.      Description: Barnsley Youth Justice Service have shared a practice example, provides detail on implementation, delivery, a case example, lessons learned, practice evaluations and future developments of their triage panel. The triage panel aims to…
Summary:  Sutton youth justice service have shared a summary on how they implement and run youth conditional caution's using a similar process to that of Referral Orders.     Description: Sutton youth justice service have shared the methodology they employ for managing youth conditional cautions as mini Referral Order’s.   The Assetplus assessment is undertaken by the prevention worker, using the same…
Summary:  Nottinghamshire Youth Justice Service have shared their early intervention programme used with children, to support reducing the number of childre entering the criminal justice system.      Description: Nottinghamshire Youth Justice Service have shared details of their youth prevention intervention programme: my future.  The prevention programme works with children aged 10-18 years of age on a voluntary basis, offering preventative…
Summary: Wirral Youth Justice Service have shared their intervention plan template that they use with children to support them to identify their goals and barriers to desistence.     Description: Wirral Youth Justice Service have shared their intervention tool used with children to support them to identify their goals and barriers to desistence:   6-week intervention plan - A useful…
Summary:  Darlington youth offending service have shared an intevention session aimed at children to address discriminatory attitudes, specifically racism.      Description: Darlington youth offending service have shared their intervention session, printable materials and tutor notes  aimed at addressing discriminatory attitudes, specifically racism, through a mixture of education and cognitive behavioural style exercises. The duration of the programme can be between 5 to…
Summary: Attached is the knife crime toolkit delivered by MOPAC to support staff working with children at risk of carrying or using a knife.     Description: The Brave Space: knife crime toolkit (2021) has been delivered by London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and designed by BraveSpace (a youth justice consultancy) in partnership with children and young people…
Summary: The Youth Justice Board published two key documents concerned with enhanced case management in relation to child first principles.     Description: The Youth Justice Board, in collaboration with stakeholders produced and published two core documents in relation to enhanced case management and child first principles:   Enhanced Case Management: Implementing the Approach (2020) – practice guidance aimed at assissting youth…
Summary: Infomation reguarding Alprozolam, also known as Xanax.     Description: Alprazolam, commonly known as Xanax (after one of the most common brand names), is an anti-anxiety medicine in the benzodiazepine family and similar to diazepam (Valium).  Alprazolam is however around 10 times stronger and has a quicker/shorter-acting effect.  Those that take alprazolam may quite quickly feel relaxed, tired and…
Summary: Cwm Taf Youth Offending Service have provided an overview of preventative support to children that are on the fringes of the youth justice system and aims to divert those that have committed an offence for the first time through its Youth Bureau process.     Description: Cwm Taf Youth Offending Prevention and Early Intervention Service have shared a short…
Summary: An overview of the work produced by the County Lines Pathfinder     Description: County Lines Pathfinder concluded in April 2022, it comprised of 25 programme streams that looked to support children, families and practitioners to support children who are at risk or being exploited through county lines.    Below are all the knowledge and information shared through the…
Summary:  Details of ‘letter box’ reparation programme which sees children completing letters etc. for those most vulnerable people in the local community.     Description: Prior to lockdown Sheffield and Rotherham services, in partnership with Remedi* agreed to make up creative packs to deliver to children so that they would be able to continue to complete their reparation from home.…
Summary:  A factsheet made for children in Wales concerning Police powers around stop and search, interviews and the charging processes.      Description: The Children’s Legal Centre Wales have published Stopped, Arrested, Interviewed, Charged – A Guide for Under 18s factsheet guide for children under the age of 18 years.     The factsheet explains some of the different things the police have…
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