Working with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities – Effective Practice Briefing – Youth Custody Service (June 2021)


Attached below is a briefing from the Youth Custody Service concerning supporting children from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.  


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 and key stakeholders. They provide concise and easily accessible advice and guidance for front-line staff. They are not intended as a complete review of all evidence but an initial summary of helpful information and guidance. 

Attached below is the briefing concerning working with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities.  The briefing recognises the complex identity and rich history associated with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities and accepts the significant cultural differences between the groups. A range of practical measures are suggested which allow staff to better engage with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children and gain their trust through acknowledgment of language, customs and traditions.