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.

Summary: Attached is a template letter that Tameside YJS send to the children following the completion of their Referral Order. Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aims: Ensure consistency of information for all the children on Referral Orders across the Service.     Description: Attached below is the template letter that Tameside YJS send to the children following…
  Summary: Example of a Referral Order contract from Barnet YOT, Bristol YOS, Southwark YOT and Tameside YJS. 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 below are examples from four different Services in England – Barnet YOT, Bristol YOS, Southwark YOT and Tameside YJS…
Summary: Attached is Barnet YOT’s complain process which can be used by volunteers. Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aim: Ensure transparency so that volunteers are able to voice any concerns     Description: Attached below is Barnet youth offending team’s complaints process that is used when working with volunteers.     Implementing the parctice: All volunteers should…
Summary: Attached are a variety of procedures and process for volunteer recruitment and retention. Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aims: Support volunteer recruitment Support volunteers with their leaning, development and supervision     Description: Attached below are the following word documents: Volunteer description - this is used for external recruitment of volunteers. Volunteer recruitment and ongoing learning…
Summary: Attached is Dorset Combined YOS ‘safe recruitment of volunteers’ report and application form use in the recruitment of volunteers. Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: n/a   Aims: Support recruitment of volunteers into the service Provide an overview of safe recruitment to senior managers     Description: Attached below are the following: Safe recruitment of volunteers report is a word…
Summary:  Volunteer recruitment leaflet and information for independent advisors. Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aims: To provide information to recruit volunteers for Durham YOT.     Description: Attached below are the following leaflets, which Durham YOT use to support their recruitment process of volunteers: Volunteer leaflet – generic leaflet describing the various volunteer opportunities available. Independent advisor…
Summary: Description of the role of volunteer mentor in Stoke-on-Trent YOS. Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aim: To offer enhanced support to children outside of the remit of their order requirements to encourage them to access sustainable mainstream positive activities and gain life skills that will divert them away from crime.     Description: Stoke-on-Trent YOS have…
Summary:  Attached is the volunteer confidentiality statement that volunteers sign when they start volunteering at Dorset Combined YOS.  Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aims: Ensure clear process and understanding around data protect and safeguarding when volunteers are working with children     Description: Attached is a word document that contains the confidentiality statement created by Dorset Combined…
Summary: Attached is the Lancashire YOT Referral Order process for volunteers when running Referral Order Panels. Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aim: Support volunteers to work in a consistent manner to support the Referral Order Panel process.     Description: Lancashire YOT have developed a process for Community Panel Members to follow during panel meetings, to support…
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…
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