Prevention and Diversion Assessment Tool Q&A Webinar

Published: 02/05/2024

The YJB has launched a new assessment tool for youth justice services working with children subject to prevention, diversion and formal out-of-court disposals. The tool has been developed with a number of key partners, including youth justice practitioners, academics and HM Inspectorate of Probation. In addition to the assessment tool, we’ve shared helpful resources to…
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Prevention and Diversion Assessment Tool

Published: 30/04/2024

The Youth Justice board has introduced a new assessment tool which must be used for all cases that are subject to diversion and out-of-court intervention. The tool has been developed with consultation with a number of key partners, including front line practitioners, academics, HMIP and others. The use of the new assessment tool is optional for cases that are considered prevention.
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Advice and Guidance to Parents and Carers About Serious Youth Violence, Knife Crime and Gangs and Leaflet – Westminster Youth Justice Service (October 2023)

Published: 28/11/2023

Summary Westminster youth justice service have shared their guidance and advice booklet and short leaflet created for parents to support understanding and having positive conversations with their child around serious violence, knife crime and gangs.  Description Westminster youth justice service have developed advice and guidance to parents and carers about serious youth violence, knife crime…
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Good Practice Guidance on Certificates for Assigned Advocates in the Youth Court – Youth Justice: Quality of Advocacy Working Group (November 2023)

Published: 23/11/2023

Summary Youth Justice: Quality of Advocacy Working Group have published a short guidance for magistrates or District Judges on how to determine applications for certificate for assigned advocate in youth court. Description Youth Justice: Quality of Advocacy Working Group have published good practice guidance on Certificates for Assigned Advocates in the youth court, supported and…
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Maintaining Children- family and community links whilst in custody (October 2023)

Published: 02/11/2023

Summary To provide a clear framework for the process for checking family contacts for children whilst they are in a secure establishment. Description The secure estate will ask the home Youth Justice Service to undertake checks on the child- visitor and contact list. The aim of these checks is to ensure that the child does…
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Practice and safeguarding standards – Communications Toolkit For Partners (August 2023)

Published: 04/09/2023

Summary Practice and safeguarding standards – communications toolkit for partners Description: As the Professional Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) for youth work in England the NYA sets the occupational standards for youth work, as well as supporting the sector to build its skills and capacity to enable more young people to access the personal, social, and…
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MoJ (Ministry of Justice) Review of Custodial Remand For Children (January 2022)

Published: 15/08/2023

Summary Youth Justice partners have worked together to improve remand processes and outcomes in the year since the MoJ- Remand Review was published. We’ve seen some encouraging progress reflected in the annual statistics, however there is still much to do. Notable amongst the Review- recommendations were the tighter remand tests, which are now in law,…
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Good Practice Guide for Youth Court Solicitors – Solicitors Regulation Authority (Last Accessed April 2023)

Published: 20/07/2023

Summary Access to the good practice guide aimed at solicitors that practice in youth court, published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Description The Solicitors Regulation Authority has published a good practice guide for youth court solicitors, which aims to outline what good practice looks like for solicitors that practice in youth courts. The guidance is…
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Youth Rehabilitation Orders with Intensive Supervision and Surveillance (YRO ISS) Pilot – July 2023

Published: 23/06/2023

Summary The Ministry of Justice has produced guidance documents for youth justice services on the Youth Rehabilitation Orders with Intensive Supervision and Surveillance (YRO ISS) Pilot. Description The YRO ISS Pilot is due to launch from 3rd July 2023 across youth justice services in Wales, London, North East and West Midlands. The Ministry of Justice…
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Guidance: Forced Marriage Resource Pack – Home Office (February 2023)

Published: 02/04/2023

Summary Access to guidance produced by the Home Office for professionals working with children (and adults) to help ensure that effective support is available to victims of forced marriage. Description The Home Office has published ‘Guidance: Forced Marriage Resource Pack’ (February 2023), which is an in-depth resource designed to highlight examples of best practice and…
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