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 and knowledge matrix (2023) 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 aim of the assessment tool is to have a national assessment for all children subject to prevention and diversion disposals that uses a Child First approach to assessment.      Description: Assessment tool to be used for children subject to prevention and diversion disposals. This tool is to be used for diversion assessments from April 2024. It will be optional for prevention cases.…
Summary: Hammersmith and Fulham youth justice service have shared their communication profile template that can be used to support children when attending court proceedings. The case study below outlines how this profile was used to support a child during their trial at the Old Bailey.      Description: Hammersmith and Fulham youth justice service have shared their communication profile template which they…
Summary:  Islington Youth Justice Service have shared their methodology and approach to deliver a stop and search session run by the youth justice service, children and families to support the training and development of new Police recruits.      Description: In November 2021 Islington youth justice service created a two hour training and development session for student Police officers in…
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 educational development opportunities…
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 a revised youth justice skills and knowledge matrix (2023).  The matrix is designed for the whole of the youth justice workforce and can be used for job descriptions, appraisals,…
Summary: Access to the Elevate Programme information and application for Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds middle managers, aimed at improving under-representation at strategic management level.       Description: The Elevate Programme is a six-month mentoring programme to support the progression of middle managers from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds into strategic management. The programme provides managers with the…
Summary: Access to free training developed by the Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse to support professionals working with children to identify and respond to intra-familial child sexual abuse.     Description: The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse have made available a short introductory eLearning course; Identifying and responding to intra-familial child sexual abuse to support professionals…
Summary: Access to the 2023-2025 Workforce Development Strategy and template created by the Youth Justice Board for the youth justice sector in collaboration with youth justice.      Description: The workforce development strategy for the youth justice system (2023-2025) has been published by the Youth Justice Board in collaboration with the workforce development council.   The strategy has been developed by…
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…
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