Diversion Scheme – Children First - Gloucestershire Youth Support Team (November 2021)

Summary:  Attached is Gloucestershire Youth Support Team diversion scheme, which also contains their process map and joint decision making screen tool. 


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 implementation, delivery, a case example, lessons learned, practice evaluations and future development.

Gloucestershire youth support team have also shared their children first process map, which provides a visual explanation of the processes involved and their joint decision-making screen tool, which aims to record the information gathered as part of the screening process.





Youth offending team:  Gloucestershire Youth Support Team 
Name: Hannah Clune and Andrew Smith 
Email: Hannah.clune@prospects.co.uk and Andrew.smith@prospects.co.uk