Working with partners

Youth Justice partners have to work together in order to support effectively children, families and victims. A single service or organisation cannot support a child and their family to make and maintain positive changes that will support long term desistence or keep them safe.

It is essential that youth justice partners work in a method that support and sustains each others staff members too.

This section has information and practice concerning working effectively with partners. You can also access information pertinent to youth offending teams (YOT) working in collaboration with the YOT Boards to ensure best outcomes for children.

Summary: Links to the Youth Justice Legal Centre website, which contains relevant toolkits and guidance for lawyers working with children.      Description: The Youth Justice Legal Centre have produced a series of legal guides to help you navigate the different rules, regimes, and principles in various youth justice areas. The guides encourage best practice when representing children in the…
Summary:  Outline of the framework and principles to support and implement child centred policing.      Description: The National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) have worked in collaboration with Stakeholders to create and update key principles and framework of child centred Policing. • Child centered framework - framework that forces can use in developing a child centred policing approach. • Child…
Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: none   Aims: To provide information for young people entering police custody.   Description: Thames Valley Police have produced a leaflet for children entering police custody. A short film is also under production to accompany the leaflet.   Contact: Organisation:  Thames Valley Police Name:             Dave Cherrington Email:              Dave.Cherrington@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
Summary:  Attached are two guides produced by Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership to support reducing school exclusions. Description: In light of the many potential inputs and resources available to schools in Merseyside, the Violence Reduction Partnership, in consultation with local authority leads, schools and organisations working in this field of work and from other key stakeholders they have developed Delivering violence…
Summary: Attached are the slides and link to the recording of the YJB live session from HMIP concerning inspections during COVID-19.   Description: In November 2020, HMIP participated in the YJB Live session to discuss YOT inspections overview and inspection during COVID-19. The following link Youth justice services – inspecting in a difficult year users to YouTube where you can…
Summary: Attached are the slides and link to the recording of the YJB live session from HMIP inspection small YOTs remotely, challenges and lessons learnt. Description:: In November 2020, HMIP participated in the YJB Live session to discuss small YOT inspections and look at some of the success, challenges and lessons learnt. The following link Inspecting small YOS remotely –…
Summary:  Attached below are the management board induction pack and associated documents created by Neath and Port Talbot YJEIS.      Aims: Ensure that the Management Board members have consistent training. Support Management Board members to have a clear understanding of their role and responsibilities. Improve governance arrangements of the Youth Justice and Early Intervention Service  and outcomes for children…
Summary: Attached is the slide deck of the presentation provided for Met detention staff on the children in custody golden hour information exchange.  Description:Information sharing between local authority and police when a child is in custody had been identified as an area for development from local authorities, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and Met police.  In response to the identified…
Summary: Please find attached information about free training from EMS and case studies to support further understanding of the use of Electronic Monitoring.    
Summary: Attached is the link to Howard League for Penal Reform research briefing concerned with child arrests in England and Wales in 2019.   Description:Howard League for Penal Reform have published a short research briefing, Child arrests in England and Wales 2019, which analyses data from 43 police service areas in England and Wales and the British Transport Police in…
 Summary: Link to HMIP’s annual report concerning overview of YOT’s inspections through 2019 to 2020.  Her Majesty’s Inspection of Probation have published their annual report of inspection of youth offending services (2019-2020).  This report is based on the aggregated findings from Youth Offending Teams inspections between 2019 and 2020.
Summary: Template used by Islington YOS for sharing information and data concerning county lines between YOS, Police, Children Social Care and other key organisations Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: none     Aim: To support the Service to have a better understanding of some of the young people attending the YOS, TYS and other services To enable practitioners to work…
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