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: 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.…
Summary:  Access to child victims of modern slavery training, produced the Home Office.      Description:  The Home Office have made available child victims of modern slavery e-learning programme.     The programme covers child-specific indicators of modern slavery, while also taking a closer look at forms of exploitation that are particularly prevalent. The programme guides the learner through the safeguarding…
Summary: Suffolk County Lines Pathfinder have shared a resource, associated evaluation and further resources aimed at supporting professionals in increasing their confidence in working with those children who experience exploitation.      Description: Suffolk County Lines Pathfinder have shared their identifying elements of cultural competence within a child criminal exploitation cohort (please be aware that some of the images used…
Summary: Access and registration for the Trauma Informed Practice Effective Practice Award.      Description:Unitas, in partnership with the Youth Justice Board have created the trauma informed practice effective practice award, accredited by Skills For Justice Awards. The effective practice award has been created to complement a growing awareness of the impact of adverse childhood experiences on children’s lifestyles and…
Summary:  Short video produced by Unitas that outlines the youth justice professional framework.     Description: Sally Brown from Unitas gives an overview, in the short webinar of the youth justice professional framework, including example of the learning resources available; youth justice degree, the youth justice effective practice certificate and the effective practice awards.  
Summary:   Essex youth offending team have shared their learning from creating a training course for staff based on lived experiences of the children at risk or involved in county lines.      Description:Essex youth offending service have, as part of their Pathfinder project shared their lesson learnt from developing a ‘lived experience’ workforce developing training programme to work effectively…
Summary: Infomation on the management oversight for front line managers and supervisors in community youth justice services training offered by the Youth Justice Sector Improvement Partnership.      Description: Management oversight for front line managers and supervisors in community youth justice services training offered by the Youth Justice Sector Improvement Partnership is intended to promote a reflective approach to practice and supervision.  The training…
Summary: Link to the code of ethics which aligns to the professional charter for coaching, mentoring and supervision.       Description: The Code of Ethics for coaches, mentors, and supervisor is a guidance document that sets the expectation of best practice in coaching, mentoring and supervision promoting the development of professional excellence.    
Summary:  Youth Justice Sector Improvement Partnership have shared their coaches guide to support the role.     Description: Youth Justice Sector Improvement Partnershiphave shared their guide for coaches to support the role.  The guide includes: Active listening skills and questioning skills Summarising Challenging Providing Feedback Hints and Tips (good working practice) Meeting Preparation There is also information and template for the…
Summary: Youth Justice Sector Improvement Partnership have shared top-tips around the type of skills required by a coach.       Description: Youth Justice Sector Improvement Partnership have shared key top-tips concerned with some of the key areas and skills required by a coach.  
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