Working with volunteers

This area contains information about working with volunteers, such as policies, procedures and ways of working that support positive working relationships and integration.

Panel members make up the majority of volunteers in Youth Justice and their training can be found here. 

Volunteers can also access a range of training including Exploring Youth Justice (which is an introduction to the youth justice system; ideal for new practitioners and volunteers. The course covers essential background, reforms and the architecture of our current youth justice system) on the YJ Institute’s learning hub.

Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: none     Aims: Align Referral Panel procedures with Assetplus information and planning Ensure that panel members are given sufficient and concise information to agree a contract which is aligned with the My Intervention Plan     Description: The report template uses AssetPlus framework references to capture information and analysis and present it to panel…
Summary: Information regarding Community Panel Member (CPM) recruitment, training and policies as practiced in Bristol Youth Offending Team. There is also a version of a CPM contract, within the attachments. Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aims: Support Community Panel Members Ensure high quality of work from Community Panel Members     Description: Following positive recruitment of potential…
Summary: Community Panel Member training and Panels with children who have committed sexual harmful behaviour type offences as practiced in Bristol Youth Offending Team. Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: n/a       Aims: Support Community Panel Members Ensure high quality of work from Community Panel Members     Description: In order to ensure that children that have committed sexual harmful…
Summary: Example of a Referral Order Contract from Bristol Youth Offending Team. Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: n/a       Aim: Ensure that children and their parents/carers are able to access the contract     Description:Attached is a copy of the updated contract that Bristol YOT have created. During the panel the contract is created with the child and written…
Summary: Example of a Referral Order Contract from Southwark Youth Offending Service Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: n/a       Aims: Ensure that children and their parents/carers are able to access the contract     Description:Attached is a copy of the updated contract that Southwark YOT have created. The contract has the following sections, which should be used to support…
Summary: Referral Order Guidance for youth offending teams to use with children that have received a Referral Order in Court.     The Referral Order Guidance was revised in October 2018. Below you will find a slide pack suitable for youth offending teams to help support training and embedding the revised guidance in practice.
Summary: Panel observation feedback for volunteers, developed by Doncaster YOS. Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: none     Aim: To ensure quality and consistent practice is delivered by YOS and Volunteers during Referral Order Panel Meetings As a method of supporting and ensuring volunteer development     Description:Doncaster Youth Offending Service have created and implemented a panel observation template. The…
Summary: Stoke YOT volunteer recruitment and reward process. Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aim: Increase recruitment and retention of Community Panel Member volunteers     Description:Stoke YOT have created a leaflet (attached) that is used in the recruitment of new volunteers. The leaflet is advertised via Stoke website, twitter and Facebook and also handed out during leaflet…
The Restorative Panel Member Training (reviewed 2019) is intended to be used by Youth Offending Teams in training volunteer panel members to fulfil their role.  The following attachments are available below:   Restorative Panel Member Training Manual This training manual contains the content for delivering a restorative panels training course to community panel volunteers and youth offending team (YOT) staff…