Sefton Community Youth Connectors

Published: 21/05/2024

Summary: A project to support the emotional wellbeing of girls aged 8 – 15yrs old at risk of poor mental health, offending, anti-social behaviour and exploitation. The project was prompted by concerns about girls in Sefton’s youth justice cohort who had poor emotional health and were at risk of committing offences and potentially being at risk exploitation
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Enhanced Case Management Evaluation (Phase one) (April 2023)

Published: 05/04/2024

Summary: This research was commissioned by the YJB and carried out by Opinion Research Services. The Enhanced Case Management (ECM) approach is a trauma-informed, psychology-led approach to working with children in youth justice services.
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Trauma Informed Practice Webinar – Turning Rhetoric Into Reality

Published: 03/04/2024

There is evidence about the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on behaviour and the potential for linking children who have experienced trauma to become involved in the criminal justice system (including serious youth violence). There is growing interest in trauma because of a need to find responses which will assist children who have multiple…
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An evaluation of the Brent and Newham COVID-19 Over-Represented Children Pathfinder (December 2023)

Published: 07/12/2023

Summary: An evaluation of the Brent and Newham COVID-19 Over-Represented Children Pathfinder. The Brent and Newham Pathfinder was funded by the Youth Justice Board and aimed to mitigate the increase in Adverse Childhood Experiences as a result of experiencing grief, bereavement, discrimination, victimisation and separation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns.
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‘Managing Negative Feelings and The Stories We Tell Ourselves’ Intervention Workbook – Oxfordshire Youth Justice and Exploitation Service (January 2023)

Published: 16/02/2023

Summary Oxfordshire Youth Justice and Exploitation Service have shared their managing negative feelings and the stories we tell ourselves intervention workbook to use with children to develop emotional literacy and develop emotion and impulse management skills. Description Oxfordshire Youth Justice and Exploitation Service have shared their Managing Negative Feelings and The Stories We Tell Ourselves…
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Pre-Sentence Report Learning and Development Toolkit – National Probation Service (2021)

Published: 17/01/2023

Summary: The National Probation Service have shared their pre-sentence report learning and development toolkit. Although aimed at probation officers, there are some modules that may also be of interest to youth justice staff. 
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Working with Children in a Trauma Informed Way – Trauma Informed Practice Pathfinder – Cwm Taf youth justice service (Updated September 2022)

Published: 14/11/2022

Summary: The trauma informed pathfinder have shared a workshop and associated materials looking at how youth justice practitioners can complete assessments in a trauma informed way.  Summary: The trauma informed pathfinder have shared a workshop and associated materials looking at how youth justice practitioners can complete assessments in a trauma informed way. Description: As part…
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Criminal Exploitation Safety Planning Tool – County Lines Pathfinder (November 2022)

Published: 04/11/2022

Summary: County lines pathfinder have produced a criminal exploitation safety planning tool, aimed at managers to use in collaboration with case holders.
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Girl Code Project: Initial Findings from Engagement with Girls with Lived Experience of Youth Justice Service and Under 25- Service in East Sussex – Trauma Informed Pathfinder (August 2022)

Published: 01/11/2022

Summary: The Trauma-informed Pathfinder have shared their initial findings with girls with lived experience in creating a Girl Code project. Description: The Girl Code project seeks to engage with girls with lived experience to understand their experiences of youth justice and under-25 substance misuse services and how they feel that those services could improve or…
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London Accommodation Pathfinder Operations Manual and Storyboard – London Accommodation Pathfinder (May 2023)

Published: 05/10/2022

Summary: London Accommodation Pathfinder, which provides alternative accommodation to Youth Detention Accommodation, have shared their operating manual to support key stakeholders and youth justice services to ensure consistency.  They have also shared their storyboard to use with children and their parents/careers. Description: The aim of the London Accommodation Pathfinder is to provide an alternative to…
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