The Guardian writes about our YJ project…
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On Wednesday this week, Julie Rix published an article in The Guardian about the Enhanced Case Management approach to complex cases in Youth Justice.
The approach is underpinned by and applies our Trauma Recovery Model (TRM) to help young people engage with interventions and deal with their pasts.
Read the Guardian article here. Read the Trauma Recovery Model paper here.
Get training information on the TRM here.
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Adverse Childhood Experiences – great research!
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Public Health Wales has produced some fantastic research into the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
This stuff sits really well alongside our work on the Trauma Recovery Model.
See more info here. Download the full report here.
This week the Youth Justice Board published it’s annual stats report.
There’s good news again – fewer kids in prison, and fewer in the system generally.
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But we still have a re-offending rate of 37.9% – pretty much the same as last year (and still a good bit higher than it was 10 years ago!)
Here’s how we might fix it…
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The State of Youth Custody…
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The National Association for Youth Justice have published this important briefing by Dr Tim Bateman.
It’s a great summary of the current state of affairs & suggests a radical solution…
Download it here or click the image above. Enjoy!
The HM Inspectorate of Prisons has published it’s report into the impact on children in custody who are imprisoned away from their home area.
What are the findings and recommendations?…
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Adverse Childhood Experiences & Mental Health – New Report…
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This week, Young Minds has published it’s latest report: Beyond Adversity – Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Young People Who Face Complexity & Adversity in Their Lives.
Download it free here.
(Psst! Contains loads of brilliant web links to other information! ;0)
Barnardo’s Publishes its Inquiry into HSB…
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Today, Barnardo’s has published it’s parliamentary inquiry into harmful sexual behaviour in children and young people.
Download it for free here.
Child Protection Data – update
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The NSPCC launches its latest edition of “How Safe Are Our Children.”
This is probably the best source of UK-based child protection data available.
It’s free – download it here.
Children’s Residential Care – New Research…
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Cascade has published new research on children’s residential care in Wales. Title:
RESIDENTIAL CARE IN WALES: THE CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE PLACED IN RESIDENTIAL SETTINGS
Download the full report here.
The last two weeks have seen a couple of developments in the youth justice field.
Both have suggested a change in the way we do custody for children.
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So, where next for youth custody?…
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Youth Justice Review – Interim Report published…
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The Ministry of Justice has published its interim report of the youth justice review.
Charlie Taylor’s full report is due in June.
Download the Interim Report – here
The Government’s Vision for Children’s Social Care Reform
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This month the government has published it’s vision for reforming children’s social care services.
The document sets out the goals for the rest of the parliament – what will be achieved by 2020.
My quick summary of the main points on first reading:
- – attract quality people to the profession
- – reform of qualification for Social Work & training
- – reform Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards – “need to find a better way”
- – using data to drive innovation & accountability
- – clear but arms length regulatory framework
- – more collaboration across authority areas (e.g. use of “not for profits”)
- – better support for Social Workers – “innovate as to how these people are supported”
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