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: 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…
Summary: Lincolnshire Secure Unit have shared their restorative justice: understanding restorative approaches ASDAN lifeskills challenge programme.      Description: Lincolnshire Secure Unit, have shared their restorative justice: understanding restorative approaches, which is run through the ASDAN lifeskills challenge programme. They have also shared the record of oral questioning forms, which are used as part of the evidence in order for the…
Summary: Access to the a variety of tools developed by Cwm Taf youth offending service, which look at the first three tiers of the Trauma Recovery Model.       Description: Attached below are a variety of tools developed by Cwm Taf youth offending service, these look at the first three tiers (levels) of the Trauma Recover Model and how youth…
Summary:  Attached below are a variety of tools to support practitioners to identify if children have experienced trauma.      Description: Attached below are a variety of tools developed by Cwm Taf youth offending service, intended to help practitioners to identify if children have experienced trauma by looking at some of the factors which might be an indicator. Cwm Taf…
Summary: Attached below are a variety of resources related to the Pathway and Planning assessment of children which take into consideration trauma informed practice.      Description: Attached below are a variety of tools developed by Cwm Taf youth offending service, these look at the pathways and planning documentation. Cwm Taf youth offending service have produced a guide around trauma…
Summary: Guidance on how Cwm Taf youth offending service have implemented a trauma informed approach to working with children at the service.       Description: Cwm Taf youth offending service was commissioned, through the YJB Pathfinder strand of work to produce a range of resources for YOTs to assist them to develop trauma-informed practice, which works in conjunction with the…
Summary:  Attached is a summary of an intervention aimed at addressing discriminatory attitudes, specifically racism in children by Darlington Youth Offending Service.      Aimed at: Young people that have taken part in a racially aggravated offence or elements of racial discrimination have been identified during assessment.     Intended Outcomes: To explore the diversity, discrimination and racism. To increase…
Summary:  Sandwell youth justice service, as part of the Pathfinder project have developed a web-based platform to support children and parents in accessing information and interventions.   Description: As part of the Pathfinder funding, Sandwell youth justice service produced a web-based platform, Sandwell Hub for children and parents. Sandwell Hub has dedicated areas including;   The information hub – contains…
Summary:  Attached is a summary of the Heritage project which assists children in exploring their roots and heritage via different methods.    Aims: To give young people the opportunity to explore their heritage and roots To give young people an opportunity to learn about various cultures as well as an improved sense of identity     Description: This is a…
Summary:  Hate2Hate is a one to one intervention programme developed by Cumbria Specialist Youth Support Teams, designed for children that have committed racially motivated offences or have exhibited concerning thinking patters     Aims:  Introduce children to prejudice and discrimination and the relationship they have to hate crime Support children to have an opportunity to look at their personal views…
Summary:  Power to the People is a one to one intervention programme designed by Cumbria Specialist Youth Service to introduce children to prejudice and discrimination.     Aims: Introduce childrene to prejudice and discrimination and how attitudes are formed To provide children with an understanding of Equality Law in relation to offending behaviour To provide children with information around human…
Summary: Attached are some resources to inform staff and volunteers on racism, discrimination and inequalities.    Description: ‘None of us can fail to have been touched by the death of George Floyd and the renewed focus that it has rightly given to racism and discrimination. The Youth Justice Board has consistently set the tackling of disproportionality as a strategic priority and…
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