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: Access to Youth Custody Service briefing concerning supporting conversations about difference with children.      Description: Youth Custody Service have produced a variety of Effective Practice Briefings, which have been produced by the Youth Custody Service Quality Development Team. The briefings are based on up to date evidence and engagement with children, staff and key stakeholders. They provide concise…
Summary:  Darlington youth offending service have shared details on their experience, implementation and delivery of becoming a provider of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.      Description: Darlington youth offending service have become a provider of the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award. The decision was made in order to address the issues facing children around lack of education and training…
Summary: Southwark youth justice service have shared their trauma informed weapons awareness programme to support children’s desistence journey.      Description: The Stay Safe Trauma Informed Weapons Awareness Programme (TiWAP) delivered by the Southwark youth justice service is a 6 week programme which aims to reduce the prevalence of knife carrying and use by children, increase children’s knowledge and awareness on…
Summary:  Cheshire Diversion Pathfinder have shared their diversion strategy, pathway flowchart and assessment tool for working with children to support diverting them away from the criminal justice system. Aim: to divert children away from the criminal justice system, where appropiate.     Description: Cheshire Diversion Pathfinder have shared some key documents developed and used by Cheshire youth justice service in…
Summary: County Lines Pathfinder have shared final evaluation of their Families Learning About Thinking Skills Online Intervention for children potentially affected by criminal exploitation, including through county lines.     Description: County Lines Pathfinder have shared their Families Learning About Thinking Skills (FLATS) and final evaluation by Traverse. The Families Learning About Thinking Skills is an intensive intervention programme, run over…
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…
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