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: 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 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: The Youth Justice Board pathfinder approach assists local authorities and partners to pilot, develop and disseminate whole system solutions.     The Youth Justice Board is working to support frontline service improvement through grants and activity which target system-wide challenges. This involves a ‘pathfinder’ approach whereby local authorities and partners can pilot, develop and disseminate whole system solutions.  Multiple…
 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…
Age: 16-21 Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aims:  The project aims to offer co-ordinated accommodation, support and opportunities for young people.     Description: The Moving On project provides single occupancy accommodation for young people aged 16-21. The accommodation is provided for anything between 3 months and 2 years and is open to young offenders, care leavers, substance misuse…
The purpose in carrying out the inspections is as follows: assure Ministers and the public that adult and youth offending work is being delivered effectively highlight enablers and barriers to effective practice wherever we find them make recommendations to improve the quality and impact of the work in areas we inspect enable improvement in the effectiveness of probation and youth…
Summary: This joint guidance from the YJB and the Welsh Government details  how to continue to support effective YOT governance in Engalnd and Wales.     Wales YOT Management Board Guidance is joint guidance from the YJB and the Welsh Government. It shows the progress and learning from fifteen years of providing youth justice in Wales.  The purpouse of the…
Summary: This resource provides information on the different models of appropriate adult schemes. Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: none   Aims: To support YOT managers who have responsibility for commissioning their appropriate adult scheme For YOT managers to have an understanding of the models that are available when commissioning their appropriate adult services To provide YOTs with an understanding of…
Summary: This Joint Working Procedure and Protocol seeks to prevent homelessness of young people leaving custody or on community orders. Age: 16-18 Sex: n/a Cost: no   Aim: Young people between the age of 16-18 in need of housing and support services to prevent homelessness and reoffending     Description: First Base has created the Joint Working Procedure and Protocol…
Summary: The aim of ‘Improving health and justice outcomes through collaborative working: guidance for youth offending partnerships’ is to provide guidance and helpful tips to youth offending team (YOT) partnerships on how best to work with clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to improve health and justice outcomes for children and young people in contact with the justice system.    
This guidance is a response to requests from youth offending teams (YOTs) in Wales for some practical help when faced with an impending merger with either another YOT or another team within the same local authority. It was commissioned by members of the youth justice Practice Development Panel in Wales, following a thematic meeting to look at this issue. The…
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