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:  Cambridgeshire County Council’s have shared the group work programme for children at emerging risk of exploitation, youth violence and anti-social behaviour.     Description: In 2016, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Early Help service received funding from Huntingdonshire Community Safety Partnership to develop and deliver Transforming Lives project in Huntingdon North ward area. The project was targeted at young people aged 12…
Summary: Overview and learning that emerged through the South and West Yorkshire Resettlement Consortium Pathfinder from 2019 to 2022.     Description: The South and West Yorkshire Resettlement Consortium Pathfinder came to an end in March 2022. They have shared an overview report, which describes the work that was undertaken. You may also find of interest the following published outputs…
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: County Lines Pathfinder have created a short briefing paper that brings together research and evaluation reports concerning supporting children that are criminally exploited to have a safe and effective exit from exploitation.      Description: It is well-documented that children who are exploited into county lines activity are at significant risk of harm. Each child and family will have…
Summary: Attached below is a briefing from YCS concerning supporting children who are Black, Asian or have specific cultural or religious needs.      Description: Youth Custody Service have produced a variety of Effective Practice Briefings, which have been produced by the YCS Quality Development Team. the briefings are based on up to date evidence and engagement with children, staff…
Summary: Cambridgeshire County Council have shared their child exploitation risk assessment and management tool as well as a short review of the tool.     Description: Cambridgeshire County Council have shared their exploitation (sexual/criminal exploitation) risk assessment and management tool, to support and ensure that those children at risk of exploitation are identified and referred to the correct support services…
Summary:  Kent Youth Justice Service have shared two leaflets for children that explain what remand to local authority and detention and training orders mean for them.     Description: Kent Youth Justice Service have shared two leaflets which are shared with children at the pre-sentence stage to ensure that they are aware of the processes and what that means for…
Summary: Harrow youth justice service have shared their co-created podcast, with Prospect Career Service which explores the challenges faced by children and institutions through the world of further education.     Description: Harrow youth justice service, together with Prospect Career Service have produced a podcast, that explores the relationship between education and impact on children/young people’s desistance journey. The podcast…
Summary: Access to a leaflet detailing legislation concerning e-scooters produced by the Metropolitan Police.     Description: The Metropolitan Police have produced a leaflet to support children in understanding the law around e-scooters. It may be helpful to print the leaflet and have it available in the office or provide a copy to children.
Summary: Access to Youth Custody Service briefing concerning supporting conversations about difference with children.      Description: Youth Custody Service have produced a variety of Effective Practice Briefings, which have been produced by the Youth Custody Service Quality Development Team. The briefings are based on up to date evidence and engagement with children, staff and key stakeholders. They provide concise…
Summary:  Darlington youth offending service have shared details on their experience, implementation and delivery of becoming a provider of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.      Description: Darlington youth offending service have become a provider of the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award. The decision was made in order to address the issues facing children around lack of education and training…
Summary: Southwark youth justice service have shared their trauma informed weapons awareness programme to support children’s desistence journey.      Description: The Stay Safe Trauma Informed Weapons Awareness Programme (TiWAP) delivered by the Southwark youth justice service is a 6 week programme which aims to reduce the prevalence of knife carrying and use by children, increase children’s knowledge and awareness on…
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