Working with families and carers

This section contains predominantly interventions, programmes and toolkits that are used by youth justice services with parents and carers. 

 

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 parents or carers that works well in your service to the Youth Justice Resource Hub, please complete the submission form.

Summary: Lewisham youth justice service have shared how they run functional family therapy in their service to support families in reducing the use of violence, offending and poor behaviour.     Description:Functional Family Therapy is a strength-based model, which offers short term, high quality intervention programme for children who are at risk or offending. In general the families have between…
Summary: Access to a Ministry of Justice report looking at improving parental engamen, specifically those from an ethnic minority (excluding White minorities).     Description: The Ministry of Justice has published improving parental engagement: considerations for practitioners and policy officials on empowering and meeting the needs of parents of Black, Asian and minority ethnic children in the Youth Justice System…
Summary:  Access to an outline of the building resilient families peer-to-peer programme run in Hillingdon Local Authority designed for families whose children are at risk of exploitation.  Description: Hillingdon youth justice service is working in partnership with Brilliant Parents to bring peer to peer parent support programme for families whose children are at risk of exploitation. The programme was built…
Summary: Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton services work in partnership with First Cass Legacy to run monthly meetings for parents whose children attend the youth justice service.       Description: Following the positive outcomes of Kitchen Table Talks, which were first established in Sandwell youth offending service, a new project focused on reducing serious youth violence was…
Summary: The link to a podcast for the Contextualised Safeguarding Network concerning their group work intervention with children at risk of exploitation and their friendship group to build safety     Description: The Trauma Informed Pathfinder lead by East Sussex youth offending team have participated in a podcast on building on friendships to create safety (March 2022) for the Contextualised…
Summary: County Lines Pathfinder have shared their webinar, co-created with parents, and group work sessions to support parents whose children are being criminally exploited.      Description: As part of their delivery of the County Lines Pathfinder, Suffolk Youth Justice Service co-produced a parent webinar, alongside parents with lived experience of county lines exploitation and have shared their summary and…
Summary: Family Lives have published advice for parents around going to Court with their child.     Family Lives have published some advice around going to Court with your child. The advice is for parents and carers who need to attend Court with their child. It offers information around what the day looks like.