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: The aim of ‘Improving health and justice outcomes through collaborative working: guidance for youth offending partnerships’ is to provide guidance and helpful tips to youth offending team (YOT) partnerships on how best to work with clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to improve health and justice outcomes for children and young people in contact with the justice system.    
This guidance is a response to requests from youth offending teams (YOTs) in Wales for some practical help when faced with an impending merger with either another YOT or another team within the same local authority. It was commissioned by members of the youth justice Practice Development Panel in Wales, following a thematic meeting to look at this issue. The…
Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney, national lead for Children and Young People has recently republished: The National Strategy for Policing Children and Young people. This document sets out they key principles which the Police believe are important when policing children and young people. The four priority areas identified are;  Stop and search Looked after children (children in care) Detention, custody and…
In this strategy The National Police Chief’s Council outline their key principles which they believe are important when policing children and young people. The strategy is aligned with the four priority areas identified within the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children Report: Stop and search Looked after children (children in care) Detention, custody and criminalisation of children and young people…
Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: none   Aims: To provide information for young people entering police custody.   Description: Thames Valley Police have produced a leaflet for children entering police custody. A short film is also under production to accompany the leaflet.   Contact: Organisation:  Thames Valley Police Name:             Dave Cherrington Email:              Dave.Cherrington@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
Harmful Sexual Behaviour Framework: An Evidence-Informed Framework for Children and Young People Displaying Harmful Sexual Behaviours, aims to help local areas develop and improve multi-agency responses to children displaying harmful sexual behaviours (HSB). The attached resource was created by NSPCC.
The National Protocol for Case Responsibility promotes consistent practice among youth offending teams (YOTs) in England and Wales. The guidance document provides a set of overarching principles designed to assist local services to: work in partnership with others to support practice that safeguards children’s welfare manage public protection issues ensure supervision meets court expectations guidance in relation to practice
Summary: The protocol detailed below aims to improve partnership working between Youth Offending Services and the Social Care Team. Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: n/a   Description: This protocol reflects a joint commitment between services to support joint working arrangements. The protocol has been jointly drafted by the Youth Offending Service and the Social Care Team at Brent Council and…
Summary:  Mixed resources relating to Greater Manchester Youth Justice University Partnership and academic partnerships.    The Greater Manchester Youth Justice University Partnership (GMYJUP) brings together academics from Manchester Metropolitan University, practitioners and management from Greater Manchester Youth Justice Services and the Youth Justice Board to form an innovative model of collaboration in the field of youth justice. Established in 2014,…
Summary: The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, puts a duty on organisations (including youth offending teams (YOTs) and the youth custodial estate) to refer children they consider may be homeless or threatened with becoming homeless.     The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has created these factsheets to support practitioners.  Shelter has created a short policy briefing for professionals…
Summary: A NHS England nationwide transformation programme is underway to improve mental health outcomes for children and young people, this programme is called the .     Within Children and Young People Mental Health Transformation Programme there is a workstream improving the commissioning of services to meet the specific mental health needs of some children and young people who are…
Summary: This guide by Just for Kids Law has been designed to support practitioners to undertand the legal framework.     Just for Kids Law have created a new handbook, Police Records: A Guide for Professionals. This document covers the collection and keeping of records by the police, including the circumstances that will trigger a crime record being made and…
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