Working with children

This section contains materials and resources, including interventions, programmes and toolkits that are used by youth justice services with children. 

 

The material in this section has been produced by youth justice services in-house or with support from partners.  The materials in this section are not evaluated.  You can find youth justice evaluated materials in the practice-based evaluations area on this site.

 

If you would like to submit a programme, intervention or a way of working with children that works well in your service to the Youth Justice Resource Hub, please complete the submission form.

Summary: An overview of the work produced by the County Lines Pathfinder     Description: County Lines Pathfinder concluded in April 2022, it comprised of 25 programme streams that looked to support children, families and practitioners to support children who are at risk or being exploited through county lines.    Below are all the knowledge and information shared through the…
Summary: Kent youth justice service have shared a variety of resouces to support children to engage with virtual panels.     Description:With the move to virtual panels because of COVID-19, Kent youth justice service have been keen to ensure children are fully prepared and aware of the panel process, prior to the panels. Kent youth justice service have acknowledged that…
Summary: Nottingham jouth justice service have shared a methodology of working in a trauma informed way with children through safety, trust, choice, collaboration and empowerment.      Description: It has been recognised that a key part of taking a trauma-informed approach is developing relationships through safety, trust, choice, collaboration and empowerment. Psychology informed education sheets have been created by the…
Summary: Access to a variety of sources of information and resources for practitioner, families and children who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or exploring.      Description: Access to a variety of sources of information and resources for practitioner, families and children who are gay, bisexual, transgender or exploring. The below list is not exhaustive and there may be local…
Summary: Neuroclastic have provided a story to help children and adults to understand how autistic brains are different — from most brains and from other autistic brains.     Description: The NeuroClastic website focuses on a collective of Autistic people who are responsive to the evolving needs and trajectory of the Autistic community. ‘my brain is autistic’ is an easy…
Summary: Attached is a toolkit created by Nacro to illustrate the struggle of identity in young people     Description: Nacro have developed a toolkit 'USING AN IDENTITY LENS: Constructive Working With Children in the Criminal Justice System’ to help divert children away from progressing further through the criminal justice system and promote positive outcomes. It is designed to help…
Summary: The London Resettlement Partnership Pathfinder has launched a constructive resettlement website aimed at improving outcomes for children by working in partnership to support their return to the community.     Description: The London Resettlement Partnership, a Pathfinder project partly funded by the YJB, has launched the Constructive Resettlement website. The website has been created by, and for, people working…
Summary: Sunderland youth justice service have shared their compliance panel template.     Description: Sunderland youth justice service have provided some background on their compliance panels, as well as the template they use during the panels. Sunderland youth justice service originally introduced compliance panels in response to the high rate of breach/enforcement in relation to Youth Rehabilitation Orders and custody…
Summary: Barnet, Bristol, Southwark and Tameside youth justice service have shared practice xamples of their Referral Order contracts.      Description:  Barnet, Bristol, Southwark and Tameside youth justice services have shared their Referral Order contract templates, which have been adapted to make them more accessible to children and families/carers.   Barnet youth justice service Referral Order contract (2020) Bristol youth…
Summary: St Helens youth justice service have created a workshop to support case manager with improving ‘Information Gathering’ section of AssetPlus.     Description:St Helens youth justice service created and delivered in 2019 their 'less is more' approach to assessments workshops.  The workshop aimed to supports case managers to consider a ‘less is more’ approach to ‘Information Gathering’ in a way…
Summary:  An engagement resource for working with children and their families/carers created by West Mercia Youth Justice Service.      Description: West Mercia youth justice service have created and established ‘Let’s work together to stop offending and achieve a good life’ engagement tool. The tools supports children and their families through their initial stages of contact with the Service. The…
Summary: Darlington youth justice serevice have shared their resource to support children charged with theft offences to explore and challenge their behaviours.     Description: Darlington youth justice serevice have shared their workbook and accompanying tutor notes and materials, used with children to explore a range of acquisitive offences with the aim of exploring and challenging these behaviours. There are four distinct sessions of…
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