Protocols and policies with partners

This section contains a wide range of working practices, policies and resources such as protocols between youth justice services and partners.

 

The aim of this section is to support positive working arrangements between partners to support positive outcomes for children, families, victims and the wider community.

 

If you would like to submit a working practice or resources that supports positive partnership work between youth justice services and partners to the Youth Justice Resource Hub, please complete the submission form.

Summary:  A variety of presentations concerning prevention and diversion practice in youth justice services around England.     Description: There were a variety of presentations delivered at the regional Developing Practice Prevention and Diversion Workshops in spring/summer 2021 by youth justice services. These presentations detail prevention and diversion practice in their youth justice service. Some include context of current practice, implementation…
Summary: Access the joint national protocol for young people transitioning from youth justice service 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 justice service to the probation service when they turn 18. The protocol identifies the responsibilities of…
Summary:  Acess to 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.   Also available to download are the following: Appendix 1: Police contact form Appendix 2:…
Summary:  Stoke-on-Trent have shared their report and joint protocol to support away children looked after from the criminal justice system.     Description: Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Offender Management Commissioning Development Board (with funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire) have jointly produced 'Understanding why looked after children in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are over represented in…
Summary: Leicester City Council Children’s Social Care and Early Help Division have shared their information pack to support running children looked after heritage panel.     Description: Leicester City Council Children’s Social Care and Early Help Division have shared their Looked After Children’s Heritage Panel Information Pack. The aim of the panel is to promote positive and relevant social work…
Summary:  Howard League for Penal Reform have produced a step-by-step guide for lawyers on representing children that are looked after.      Description: The Howard League for Penal Reform and the Youth Justice Legal Centre at Just for Kids Law have worked together to produce representing looked-after children at the police station guide.   The guide offers advice on practical…
Summary: Child First Pathfinder have shared their learning and key elements that support the creation and embedding of a child first diversion service offer for children.      Description: The Child First Pathfinder lead by Lancashire Child and Youth Justice Service came to an end in April 2022. It focused on embedded and sharing child first principles in diversion services…
Summary:  Lancashire Child-First Pathfinder have shared a flowchart to support Police colleagues when making referrals into youth justice services and diversionary services     Description: Lancashire Child-First Pathfinder have shared their Lancashire Constabulary Police Officer guidance for out of court disposals for children, which aims to support Police colleagues with a clear flowchart process for when they make referrals into…
Summary: Attached are the working protocol and quality audit tool to support effective partnership working for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.    Age: N/A  Sex: N/A  Cost: N/A    Aims: To ensure children entering the Youth Justice System have their Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) needs considered and supported by effective joint partnership working between Future 4…
Summary: County Lines Pathfinder have shared their multiagency mapping process, terms of reference and observations to support partnership work for children at risk or who are being criminally exploited.      Description: County Lines Pathfinder have shared their multiagency place-based mapping process overview which aims to test innovative ways of working across the partnership with a focus on ensuring that…
Summary: County Lines Pathfinder have shared information concerning key Orders that can be used as part disruption tactics by the Police.     Description: County lines Pathfinder have shared the disruption tactics and orders PowerPoint, which aims to complement existing disruption toolkits. This tool was developed by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit for the County Lines Pathfinder and highlights…
Summary:  Attached is Gloucestershire Youth Support Team diversion scheme, which also contains their process map and joint decision making screen tool.  Description: This practice example provides a summary of Gloucestershire Youth Support Team’s (YST) Diversion Scheme, Children First, established in January 2018 to address concerns about the over criminalisation of children in the youth justice system. The document provides detail on…
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