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: 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…
Summary: This skills audit tool has been designed to help youth justice practitioners to reflect on their practice, in particular to identify potential gaps in their knowledge, behaviours and skills and thereby to gain access to more targeted training.     Description: Youth justice practitioners come from a wide range of backgrounds and will have varying levels of knowledge in…
Summary: Access to the 2021-2023 Workforce Development Strategy and template created by the Youth Justice Board for the youth justice sector.      Description: The Workforce Development Strategy, produced by the Youth Justice Board is intended to support youth justice managers to consider the key skills required for their workforce as well as identifying additional training as appropiate.  Also avaialble,…
Summary: Examples of learning and development pathways developed by Kingston and Richmond youth justice service.      Description: Richmond and Kingston youth justice service have developed a learning and development pathway to support identifying training needs of staff.  They have also shared a copy of their anonymised training needs template      Contact: Youth justice service Richmond and Kingston Youth Justice…
Summary:  Short video produced by the Youth Justice Board concerning trauma informed practice.      Description: The Youth Justice Board have published a short video around Trauma Informed Practice for the October 2021 developing practice forums in England.  The video is a universal resource, which contains references to Wales. The video can be used in team meetings as a platform…
Summary: Youth Justice Sector Improvement Partnership have shared a list of example power questions to support open and transparent communication to expand learning.      Description: The Youth Justice Sector Improvement Partnership have shared their powerful questions template. The purpouse is to support open and transparent communication where the coach invites the client to clarify, action, and discover at a whole new level. …
Summary: Attached are the slides and link to the recording of the Youth Justice Board live session (2020) concerned with the over-representation of children in the youth justice system.     Description:In November 2020, Islington Youth Offending Service, Blackburn with Darwen Youth Justice Service and YJB colleagues run the YJB Live session on over-representation of children in the youth justice…
Summary: Access to the training created by the Serious Youth Violence Pathfinder concerned with exploitation of children and vulnerable adults     Description: The Serious Youth Violence Pathfinder has created and shared their introduction to exploitation for front line workers training. The training is aimed at those staff and volunteers that have not had previous training around exploitation or for…
Summary:  Sheffield, East Riding, Southwark, Trafford and Kinston and Richmond youth justice services have shared examples and descriptions of workforce development practice.       Description: To help identify good workforce development practice, HM Inspectorate of Prisons have identified five youth justice services (Sheffield, East Riding, Southwark, Trafford and Kinston and Richmond YJS) which they consider to have positive cultures in…
Summary:  The Youth Justice Practice Development Panel have created an illustrated guide to successful servicemergers for youth offending teams in Wales.     Description: This guidance is a response to requests from youth offending services in Wales for some practical help when faced with an impending merger with either another youth offending service or another team within the same local authority.…
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