Training and workforce development resources

This section contains a range of training resources related to youth justice from partners and youth justice services that are free to access that support staff and volunteer development.

 

It also contains a wide range of resources from youth justice services to support staff supervision, working effectively as a team and in-house developed training.

 

You can access the Youth Justice Board youth justice skills matrix (updated March 2021) and youth justice skills audit.  

 

If you would like to submit a method of working with staff or volunteers that is working well for your service to the Youth Justice Resource Hub,  please complete the submission form.

 

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.      Description: The Pre-Sentence Report (PSR) pilot learning and development toolkit has been shared by the National Probation Service and is aimed at probation officers, however, there…
Summary: Harrow youth justice service have shared their multi-agency conference day agenda and handouts aimed at increasing awareness of positive impact of education for children.     Description: Harrow youth justice service, in collaboration with Prospects (Harrow Youth Stop careers service) delivered a one-day multi-agency conference for professionals working with children in the borough. They have shared the agenda, handout and…
Summary: Access to the education, health and care plan training presentation created by Southwark youth justice service to support training staff memebers.     Description: Southwark youth justice service have shared their education, health and care plans training presentation. The training presentation is intended to support youth justice service staff to increase awareness and understanding of the purpose of education,…
Summary: Access to the youth diversion training designed for volunteers and staff working with children.     Description:The Youth Justice Institute has made available youth diversion training Effective Practice Award (EPA )course. It is designed for volunteers and staff to support understanding the key principles of diversion from the formal criminal justice system – either out of court disposal or…
Summary: Access to the exploring youth justice training designed for volunteers and staff working with children.     Description: The Youth Justice Institute has made available exploring youth justice training course. The training course is an introduction to the youth justice system; ideal for new practitioners and volunteers working to achieve the best possible outcomes for children. Please note that…
Summary: Access to the introduction to child and adolescent development training designed for volunteers and staff working with children.     Description: The Youth Justice Institute has made available introduction to child and adolescent development training. The training course is concerned with children’s experiences of growing up; the impact on their life and increased likelihood of entering the youth justice…
Summary: The training is aimed at supporting staff identify communication issues and the skills to work successfully with individuals who have such issues.     Description: The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy has created the box e-learning training aimed at those working in the youth justice system. The Box is a free e-learning tool and is designed to give…
Summary:  West Berkshire youth justice service have shared their staff training aimed at raising awareness of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller culture.      Description: West Berkshire youth justice service has two Gypsy, Roma and Traveller sites within it’s geographical area, with some of those children coming into contact with the youth justice system.   To ensure staff are able to…
Summary: Acess to the restorative panel member training to support youth justice services to support volunteers to carry out their roles effectivly.     Description: The Restorative Panel Member Training (reviewed 2019) is intended to be used by youth justice services in training volunteer panel members to fulfil their role. The training was split into different categories as shown below:…
Summary: Infomation concerning the Youth Justice Practice Certificate delivered by Unitas.     Description: The Youth Justice Effective Practice Certificate (YJEPC) is a widely held qualification in youth justice delivered by Unitas. It brings together the most up-to-date thinking, knowledge, research and evidence about what works in this field.
Summary: Access to the youth justice skills matrix, which identifies the core skills needed by staff for working with children in the justice system.     Description: The Youth Justice Board has published the youth justice skills and knowledge matrix (2021).  The matrix is designed for the whole of the youth justice workforce and can be used for job descriptions, appraisals,…
Summary:  Information concerning the foundation degree in youth justice run by Unitas.     Description: Unitas offer a foundation degree in youth justice those already working in youth justice or an allied area and want to gain an accredited qualification and for those interested in developing practice skills and understanding more about the theory and evidence that underpin effective practice in…
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