The University of Kent Centre for Child Protection have made available online their award-winning simulations which offer a safe way to explore child protection situations; they provide an innovative way to reflect, evaluate, practice and learn. Professionals and young people have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the simulation scenario and consider the actions of the characters. Available as CPD…
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.
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 09:52

Youth Justice Legal Centre Training

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…
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 15:30

Desistance,Identity and Belonging

Desistence is a concept at the heart of current thinking in youth justice and a key factor embedded within the AssetPlus framework. Many YOTs however, have reported not necessarily understanding what ‘desistence’ is and how it impacts upon their work with young offenders.  As such, the question has been asked as how best to support YOTs in understanding and then…
KeyRing Living Support Networks are a service which works with vulnerable adults - they have developed a new e-Helpline specifically for people with Learning Disabilities in the criminal justice system. The e-Helpline is for everyone, including criminal justice staff, families, friends or support staff and people with learning disabilities. Keyring have posted some Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on their…
The Restorative Justice Council have published a guide for practitioners exploring black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) children’s access to, and experiences of, restorative justice. The guide is based on the findings from an eight-month research project "Restorative justice and black, Asian and minority ethnic children in the youth justice system (YJS)". The research was funded by Barrow Cadbury Trust…
Monday, 10 April 2017 08:17

Restorative Justice training

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.
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 15:34

AssetPlus Newsletters

The AssetPlus Newsletters (below) are project updates for local Change Leads and Technical Change Leads supporting the implementation of AssetPlus.   Issue 35   February 2017 Issue 34   November 2016 Issue 33   October 2016 Issue 32   September 2016 Issue 31   August 2016 Issue 30   June 2016 Issue 29   May 2016 Issue 28   March 2016 Issue 27   February 2016 Issue 26   December…
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has launched a new online learning tool - Attachment difficulties in children and young people overview pathway.The tool aims to help education, health and social care professionals understand how the NICE children’s attachment guideline can be applied to support children and young people who may have attachment difficulties, their carers and…
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…
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