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 Trauma-Informed Pathfinder have shared a webinar with associated materials to show case the work and methodology in working with children who are exploited and their families in a trauma-informed way.      Description: The Trauma Informed Pathfinder lead by East Sussex youth offending service have delivered a webinar and associated slides that provides an overview of the work…
Summary: A variety of worksheets, created by the Youth Justice Board in 2016, that can be adapted to support engagement and co-creation with children.     Description: In 2016, Youth Justice Board created a variety of tools, which were originally adapted from existing templated used by youth justice services to support co-creating and agreeing plans with children.   The tools…
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: Overview and learning that emerged through the South and West Yorkshire Resettlement Consortium Pathfinder from 2019 to 2022.     Description: The South and West Yorkshire Resettlement Consortium Pathfinder came to an end in March 2022.  They have shared an overview report, which describes the work that was undertaken.   You may also find of interest the following published…
Summary: Leicester Youth Offending Service have set up a panel to fulfil their aims and delivery of interventions.      Description: The Case Management and Diversity Panel has been set up to ensure that management and reduction of risk by and to young people is monitored through targeted intervention planning, with a multi-agency approach.  The young people that are presented…
Summary:  Cambridgeshire County Council’s have shared the group work programme for children at emerging risk of exploitation, youth violence and anti-social behaviour.     Description: In 2016, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Early Help service received funding from Huntingdonshire Community Safety Partnership to develop and deliver Transforming Lives project in Huntingdon North ward area. The project was targeted at young people aged 12…
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: Attached below is a briefing from YCS concerning supporting children who are Black, Asian or have specific cultural or religious needs.      Description: Youth Custody Service have produced a variety of Effective Practice Briefings, which have been produced by the YCS Quality Development Team. the briefings are based on up to date evidence and engagement with children, staff…
Summary: Cambridgeshire County Council have shared their child exploitation risk assessment and management tool as well as a short review of the tool.     Description: Cambridgeshire County Council have shared their exploitation (sexual/criminal exploitation) risk assessment and management tool, to support and ensure that those children at risk of exploitation are identified and referred to the correct support services…
Summary:  Kent Youth Justice Service have shared two leaflets for children that explain what remand to local authority and detention and training orders mean for them.     Description: Kent Youth Justice Service have shared two leaflets which are shared with children at the pre-sentence stage to ensure that they are aware of the processes and what that means for…
Summary: Harrow youth justice service have shared their co-created podcast, with Prospect Career Service which explores the challenges faced by children and institutions through the world of further education.     Description: Harrow youth justice service, together with Prospect Career Service have produced a podcast, that explores the relationship between education and impact on children/young people’s desistance journey. The podcast…
Summary: Access to a leaflet detailing legislation concerning e-scooters produced by the Metropolitan Police.     Description: The Metropolitan Police have produced a leaflet to support children in understanding the law around e-scooters. It may be helpful to print the leaflet and have it available in the office or provide a copy to children.
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