Working with partners

Youth Justice partners have to work together in order to support effectively children, families and victims. A single service or organisation cannot support a child and their family to make and maintain positive changes that will support long term desistence or keep them safe.

It is essential that youth justice partners work in a method that support and sustains each others staff members too.

This section has information and practice concerning working effectively with partners. You can also access information pertinent to youth offending teams (YOT) working in collaboration with the YOT Boards to ensure best outcomes for children.

Summary:  Attached is the Pan Cheshire protocol to support reducing criminalisation of children in care through partnership work.    Description: Cheshire’s local multi-agency protocol aspires to reduce the unnecessary criminalisation of Cheshire’s cared for children and care leavers in an ethical and proportionate way. Children in custody and receiving criminal sentences in the UK, had a history of being in…
Summary: Attached is the link to the Youth Justice Legal Centre website, which contains relevant toolkits and guidance for lawyers working with children.      Description: The Youth Justice Legal Centre have produced a series of legal guides to help you navigate the different rules, regimes, and principles in various youth justice areas. The guides encourage best practice when representing…
Summary:  Outline of the framework and principles to support and implement child centred policing.      Description: The National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) have worked in collaboration with Stakeholders to create and update key principles and framework of child centred Policing. • Child centered framework - framework that forces can use in developing a child centred policing approach. • Child…
Summary:  Attached below are the management board induction pack and associated documents created by Neath and Port Talbot YJEIS.      Aims: Ensure that the Management Board members have consistent training. Support Management Board members to have a clear understanding of their role and responsibilities. Improve governance arrangements of the Youth Justice and Early Intervention Service  and outcomes for children…
Summary:  Neath and Port Talbot YJEI created a paper around some of the feedback from staff and Board around each other’s roles and showcases some of the positive steps taken to overcome the lack of understanding of each other’s role.     Description: A full inspection in October 2018 by HM Inspectorate of Probation of Western Bay Youth Justice and…
Summary:  Attached is the report templated used by Neath Port and Talbot YJEIS to support communication and escalation of safeguarding concerns with the Board.    Aims: This report escalates key safeguarding information and themes to the board.     Description: Neath Port and Talbot Youth Justice and Early Intervention Service have created a safeguarding report template which is used to…
Summary: Attached is the pro-forma used by partners to feedback any key developments and facilitate discussions at Board meetings.     Aims: To allow partners to feedback key developments in their organisations and facilitate discussion in key areas where it is relevant to the board and to supporting children in the youth justice system.     Description: The pro-forma is…
Summary: Attached is the briefing that is provided to Board members concerning HMIP inspection framework.      Aims: To improve management board members understanding of HMIP inspection frameworks to better prepare them of inspection and also inform their day to day oversight of the YOT.     Description: The briefing document is part of management board members induction packs as…
Summary:  Attached is a copy of the newsletter used by the youth justice service to inform the management board of key areas of work.    Aims: To share operational activity with board members and other partners between boards in an easy to read format.     Description: The newsletter is created by the Neath Port and Talbot Youth Justice and…
Summary:  Overview information concerning age assessments for unaccompanied and separated asylum seeking children.    Description: Unaccompanied and separated asylum seeking children, is an asylum-seeking child under the age of 18 and not accompanied by a close relative. Almost all of these children have no form of identification, and therefore have no way of proving their age with documentary evidence. For…
Summary: Attached is a leaflet detailing legislation concerning E-Scooters.     Description: Attached is a leaflet produced by the Metropolitan Police 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.
Summary:  Link to the joint national protocol for young people transitioning from youth offending teams to the probation service.     Description: The joint national protocol for transitions in England is a protocol to support the planned and safe movement of young people from youth offending teams to the Probation Service when they turn 18. The protocol identifies the responsibilities…
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