CONTENT: DOCUMENTS (DIVERSITY)

CONTENT: DOCUMENTS (DIVERSITY)

“We’ve not given up”: Young women surviving the criminal justice system

Added: 31/03/2022 Category: Diversity, Professionalism, Youth Justice

This report is about girls and young women aged 17 to 25 years old in contact with the criminal justice system. In particular, it highlights the experiences of Black, Asian and minoritised young women, and young women with experience of the care system as both groups are overrepresented in the criminal justice system.

“We’ve not given up”: Young women surviving the criminal justice system

Added: 04/03/2022 Category: Diversity, Youth Justice

“Our new briefing, “We’ve not given up”: Young women surviving the criminal justice system with the Alliance for Youth Justice (AYJ) looks into young women’s pathways into the criminal justice system in collaboration with young women and expert practitioners. Our research lays bare the experiences of girls and young women in the criminal justice system and calls on the Ministry of Justice to make urgent reforms, showing that without immediate attention, girls and young women will remain marginalised and locked in a cycle of harm, inequality, and re-offending.”

LGBTQI+ mental health

Added: 01/12/2021 Category: Diversity, Health

A resource to support the mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex young people.

Tackling violence against women and girls strategy (easy read version)

Added: 21/11/2021 Category: Diversity, Violence, Violence against Women and Girls

Crimes of violence against women and girls include rape and other sexual offences. Stalking, domestic abuse, ‘honour-based’ abuse (including female genital mutilation, forced marriage and ‘honour’ killings), ‘revenge porn’, ‘upskirting’ and many others.

Tackling violence against women and girls strategy

Added: 18/11/2021 Category: Diversity, Violence, Violence against Women and Girls

Violence against women and girls is an unacceptable, preventable issue which blights the lives of millions. Crimes of violence against women and girls are many and varied. They include rape and other sexual offences, stalking, domestic abuse, ‘honour- based’ abuse (including female genital mutilation and forced marriage and ‘honour’ killings), ‘revenge porn’ and ‘upskirting’, as well as many others. While different types of violence against women and girls have their own distinct causes and impacts on victims and survivors, what these crimes share is that they disproportionately affect women and girls.

Out of sight: Girls in the Children and Young People’s Secure Estate

Added: 05/11/2021 Category: Diversity, Law, Youth Justice

Evidence suggests that girls in the Children and Young People Secure Estate (CYPSE) are a highly vulnerable group. Like boys, their pathways into these settings are closely linked with histories of childhood exposure to multiple traumatic events. However, studies suggest that girls in secure and residential child protection settings have the very highest levels of exposure to childhood adversities and developmental trauma with particularly higher experiences of physical and sexual abuse and ongoing victimisation compared with boys.

The experiences of black and mixed heritage boys in the youth justice system

Added: 21/10/2021 Category: Diversity, Youth Justice

This fieldwork for this inspection took place between April and June 2021. The trial for the murder of George Floyd ran alongside it and concluded during this time. The impact of this case and the rise and influence of the Black Lives Matter movement were strongly felt in almost every service we visited during this inspection. It was clear that these events have reignited overdue discussion about racial discrimination and its impact.

Working with Autism Spectrum Condition Children – Effective Practice Briefing – Youth Custody Service

Added: 01/06/2021 Category: Diversity, Health, Professionalism

Youth Custody Service have produced a short briefing concerned with working with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) children. The briefing provides concise and easily accessible advice and guidance for front-line staff working with children who have an autism spectrum condition. Suggestions on how to identify, communicate with and successfully engage children and young adults with autism spectrum condition are offered.

Working with Girls and Bullying: Effective Practice Briefing – Youth Custody Service

Added: 01/06/2021 Category: Bullying, Diversity, Youth Justice

The Youth Custody Service have produced a short briefing concerned with working with girls and bullying. The briefing is intended to enable staff to identify bullying amongst girls and equip practitioners with effective solutions to identify and address bullying in a variety of scenarios. The briefing investigates the complexity and motives of bullying, the experience for girls and how this manifests in different settings to allow practitioners to both support and help the victims and perpetrators.

Supporting Children who are Black, Asian or Have Specific Cultural or Religious Needs: Effective Practice Briefing – Youth Custody Service

Added: 01/06/2021 Category: Diversity, Professionalism, Youth Justice

The YCS have created a briefing concerning supporting children who are Black, Asian or have specific cultural or religious needs. Children within the secure estate represent many different cultures and religious beliefs and therefore the importance for staff to be equipped with the knowledge and practical solutions to support the children and young people in their care is paramount. The text discusses themes of food, clothing, personal care, events and measures to embrace the opportunities to understand and raise awareness that different needs require different types of support.

Supporting Muslim Children: Effective Practice Briefing – Youth Custody Service

Added: 01/06/2021 Category: Diversity, Professionalism, Youth Justice

This briefing covers a range of practice that will enable staff to understand and respond to the needs of children who follow the Islamic faith. It suggests a range of very practical measures to help staff demonstrate that they have considered and responded to the child’s individual circumstances which may help to minimise any unnecessary barriers to engagement and building trust.

Autism: a guide for police officers and staff

Added: 01/12/2020 Category: Diversity, Professionalism

Autism affects more than one per cent of the population. You are therefore highly likely to encounter someone who is on the autism spectrum at some point in your policing career. This might include autistic people who aren’t yet diagnosed. This guide provides background information about autism and aims to help all police officers and staff who may come into contact with autistic people meet their responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 (Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Northern Ireland), Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Northern Ireland Order 1989) and the Mental Health Act 1983 (Mental Health Northern Ireland Order 1986).

Shut Out: The experiences of LGBT young people not in education, training or work

Added: 26/02/2020 Category: Diversity

Despite the progress we’ve made in recent years, growing up can still be incredibly tough for many young people who are lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT). In 2017, School Report, Cambridge University research for Stonewall, found that nearly half of LGBT young people are still bullied at school simply for being who they are. If we want every single young person to grow up free to be themselves, we need to work harder to remove the barriers that hold young people back from reaching their full potential.

The detention of young people with learning disabilities and/or autism

Added: 23/10/2019 Category: Diversity, Youth Justice

We regard ourselves as a civilised society with a respect for human rights. Most people would say we should take extra care to support young people and those who are disabled. But the brutal truth is that we are failing to protect some of the most vulnerable young people – those with learning disabilities and/or autism. And indeed, we are inflicting terrible suffering on those detained in mental health hospitals and causing anguish to their distraught families. The recent BBC Panorama programme showing taunting and abuse of patients at Whorlton Hall exposed the horrific reality for some.

Language that cares – Changing the way professionals talk about Children in Care

Added: 01/03/2019 Category: Diversity, Professionalism

Language That Cares is a collaborative effort led by TACT that aims to change the language of the care system. Language is a powerful tool for communication but sometimes the way that it is used in social care creates stigma and barriers for understanding. Language is power, and we want children and young people to feel empowered in their care experience.

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