The Youth Justice Board (YJB) is committed to the development of a professional Youth Justice (YJ) workforce that is highly skilled and motivated so they can be more effective in their work with young people in the youth justice sector. For the forthcoming period (2017 - 2020), a strategy has been developed, which builds on the previous Workforce Development strategies…
This briefing provides further information on the Youth Justice Foundation Degree.
The youth justice professional framework provides opportunities for all staff working in the youth justice sector to improve their skills. More details can be found on the Unitas website here, along with details of all their courses.
This PowerPoint presentation gives details of the Youth Justice Professional Framework/Degree. The degree is for those working in Youth Justice, those interested in entering the field or working in allied professions.  
Thursday, 22 September 2016 14:32

Youth Justice Professional Framework

The Unitas Academy provides distance learning courses for people working in the youth justice system or would like to do so, fully embedded within the Youth Justice Professional Framework (YJPF). The film below, which is also available on the Youth Justice Board’s YouTube channel, describes the development of the YJPF, which is also intended to be used to develop a Higher…
"The Youth Justice Workforce Development Councils “Skills and Knowledge Matrix” has been used and continues to be used to great effect at Adel Beck Secure Childrens Home in Leeds. Our new service is the most modern and state of the art secure childrens home within the UK. Adel Beck has been further enhanced by a full service review and restructure…
Thursday, 07 January 2016 14:45

Templates for YJ Skills Matrix

  The Templates   There are 5 templates which correspond to the different levels of the workforce: Head of service, Deputy/Assistant Director, Governors, YJ management boards. Strategic leadership - those that set the direction, tone, policy and culture. Upper level responsibility. Individuals who set the strategic direction that aligns with effective practice. Team leader, Middle manager -Operational Manager - Day to…
Thursday, 07 January 2016 14:42

YJ Skills and Knowledge Matrix

YJ Skills Matrix This is the main YJ Skills Matrix document. Revised as of December 2015. The Youth Justice Skills Matrix has been developed by the Youth Justice Workforce Development Council and identifies the core skills needed when working with young people who offend. This Matrix is designed for the whole of the Youth Justice Workforce and can be used…
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