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: 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…
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