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:  Attached is Hackney youth justice service prevention and diversion assessment, also included is their definitions related to race, culture and diversity.  Description: In March 2019 Hackney Children and Families Services invited several trained peers, supported by the Youth Justice Sector Improvement Programme (YJSIP) and the Youth Justice Board to conduct a Sector Led Youth Justice Peer review, primarily focussing…
Summary: The Parole Board published two Easy Read guides, which aim to help explain to prisoners how the parole process works.      Description:The Parole Board published two Easy Read guides for people in custody; guide to help prisoners with their parole review (2015) for any person preparing for a parole review and guide to help prisoners prepare for an…
Summary: Clayfields secure centre have shared their document, planning for discharge: transition tips to support the transition process for children.      Description: Clayfields Secure Centre have shared their planning for discharge: transition tips document.  The document is intended to be a guide for professionals, staff and parents/carers to use to understand what works and what doesn’t for each individual…
Summary: The national inventions directory provides an overview of interventions available across the Youth Offender Institution and Prisons estate.     Description:Youth justice services can access the national inventions directory, through the Youth Justice Application Framework (YJAF). This may be helpful when considering activities to be included in resettlement (sentence) planning for children placed in Young Offender Institutions. It may…
Summary: Attached is a copy of the template used with children at Court when agreeing bail conditions with children.      Aims: Ensure consistency around bail support plans amongst the 7 services that share Highbury Corner Court. Provide the Court with enough information to be able to make informed bail decisions.     Description:Camden, Enfield, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Islington,…
Summary: Attached is a copy of the template used with magistrates and district judges to provide feedback on the quality of information of report, co-created by seven youth justice services.     Aims: Capture feedback from magistrates and district judges to support improvement of Court reports. Support the 7 services to gather feedback around improving ways to address disproportionality.  …
Summary: Attached below are a variety of resources to support child going to Court created by Kent youth justice service.     Aims: Help to prepare children for going to Court     Description: Kent youth justice service participation apprentices have created a variety of resources to prepare children for Court.  Attached below are the following resources: Court process (provides…
Summary: An overview of the secure estate in England and Wales.     Description: Children under 18 who are sentenced to custody are sent to secure establishments for children. There are three type of secure establishment placements that are available for children under the age of 18.   Types of secure centre young offender institutions secure training centres secure children’s…
Summary:   Unlock charity have published information to support children opening bank accounts.      Description: The charity Unlock have published the following articles Identification (ID) for opening a bank account and opening a basic bank account before release. The articles are targeted self-help information for children over the age of 16 years and address some of the challenges faced…
Summary: Children from Clayfields House Secure Centre have created a booklet to support other children when they are preparing to leave the secure estate.      Aims: Support children in the transition process to prepare them to move from the secure estate. Encourage children to think about and plan their future. To empower the children to feel confident in asking…
Summary: The booklet is intended to support children in custody with their resettlement journey.   Aims: The booklet is for children in custody, which seeks to support the constructive resettlement process.     Description: The Get Out Stay Out! Booklet has been created to help children and young adults who are leaving custody make a positive return to living in…
Summary: Access to a short information sheet for children in custody explaining ‘purple visits’, which are video calls with family members.      Aims: support children to access video call facilities with family members, where appropriate.     Description: Youth Custody Service have created a short information sheet to explain to children what a ‘purple visit’ is and some of…
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