Training and Learning

This section contains a range of resources related to youth justice from different organisations. Those toolkits, training packs etc. are all free either through third sector organisations, governmental or arms-length bodies or via the YJB.

There will be many other training opportunities that are available and you should access through your team.

Summary: Link to a video concerned with desistence.     Desistence is a concept at the heart of youth justice and a key factor embedded within the AssetPlus framework.  Below is the link to a short video, which provides  context on the subject for practicioners, managers and volunteers working with children.   Desistance,Identity and Belonging   Attached below, in a…
Youth Justice Interactive Learning Site (YJILS) is a member only area for those that work and volunteer in youth offending teams (YOTs) to access training materials in relation to AssetPlus, which is the only YJB approved assessment for children in the criminal justice system.   In order to register you will need your ‘group access key’ which your YOT will…
Summary: Wholistic Mentoring is a training package designed by Spark2Life for those wanting to become mentors to children. Age: 13-18 Sex: n/a Cost: none   Aims: This training course focuses on the holistic development of mentors to support children (YP) aged 13-18 The training provides mentors with the skills and abilities to engage with mentees to address offending and reduce…
Age:  10-17 Sex:  n/a Cost:  no     Aim: To demonstrate an ongoing evaluation and review of training delivery, and content which informs further planning for any subsequent courses.   Description: To make sure an ongoing evaluation of training delivery and content, a four-stage training development model is used. Stage one requires a training needs analysis to be conducted with…
Prevent Learning is an e-learning training tool. Please see below further details around the purpose and how to access it.    What is the purpose of this e-learning tool?The new e-learning tool, aimed at those with responsibilities under the Prevent duty, particularly front line staff in schools and colleges, is designed to help raise awareness of radicalisation. It will help…
MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health.
International standards, and many national laws, recognise that children and young people have a right to express their views and to have their wishes and feelings reflected in decisions affecting them.Under the project 'Unlocking Children’s Rights', Coram International and partners from ten EU member-state countries, developed an innovative and free training resource that enables professionals and practitioners working with children…
Training resources for restorative justice can be found on the Restorative Justice Council website. Further resources are also available on The Restorative Justice Council's YouTube page, here.
The Youth Justice Legal Centre works to support Youth Offending Teams to increase their knowledge and confidence around various legal processes from Stop and Search to Custody. Their training is suitable for practitioners working with Out of Court Disposals, working at Court or working with young people on statutory Orders, and can be tailored to issues of interest. If you…
The Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS) was developed by the prevention charity Mentor UK as a platform for sharing information and resources aimed at schools and practitioners working in drug and alcohol prevention. There is evidence-based information and tools for alcohol and drug education and prevention for schools.
Summary: The training is aimed at supporting staff with developing an understanding of what communication difficulties are and the possible impact on the individual and on the work with them.     The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy has created e-learning training aimed at those working in the criminal justice system, The Box.   The training further aims…