Toward a system that heals: Exploring empathy and its application to youth justice and children’s education, health and social care services.

Added: 24/06/2022 Category: Early Intervention/ACE, Health, Professionalism

Through the report I will comment on love, kindness and compassion in systems, and I realise as I come to conclude the writing of this report, that actually empathy is an intentional ‘doing’ word, and that in fact empathy is the driver to love, kindness and compassionate action that leads to ‘empathic interactions’, and increases connection between service providers and those who use the services.

Child Criminal Exploitation

Added: 09/06/2022 Category: Exploitation, Law

This guide will assist criminal practitioners representing children who have been exploited and are charged with offences arising out of that exploitation.

Young Justice Advisors 2022

Added: 31/05/2022 Category: Looked after children, Youth Justice

This report has been co-produced by Leaders Unlocked and the Young Justice Advisors, a team of young adults aged 18-30 with lived experience of the criminal justice and care systems. The Young Justice Advisors work to highlight the voice of lived experience, and advocate for lived experience to inform policy and practice changes at the national level.

Keeping children safe in education 2022 Statutory guidance for schools and colleges

Added: 25/05/2022 Category: Education, Professionalism, Safeguarding

This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education (‘the Department’) issued under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 (as amended), the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014, the Non-Maintained Special Schools (England) Regulations 2015 and the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 (as amended). Schools and colleges in England must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. For the purposes of this guidance children includes everyone under the age of 18.

The independent review of children’s social care: Final report

Added: 23/05/2022 Category: Family, Looked after children

Nothing has shaped my thinking more than listening to those that children’s social care exists to serve – children, parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents and care experienced adults. You have made me pause, laugh and cry and you have fuelled the review to be ambitious about the change that is needed. Thank you for your time and wisdom in sharing what at times have been painful and upsetting experiences – I appreciate what this asked of you and hope it will lead to change. The review’s approach to listening to those with lived experience was set by the Experts by Experience Board. This very special group has been instrumental to the review.

How is Together for Childhood bringing about change for local communities?

Added: 16/05/2022 Category: Safeguarding

Imagine a community where all children are safe from abuse. Where every child gets the best start in life and has trusted adults they can turn to for support. Where every adult takes responsibility for keeping children safe in their community and knows where to get advice and support if they are worried about a child. Where every organisation working with children comes together to keep children safe.

The education and social care background of young people who interact with the criminal justice system: May 2022

Added: 01/05/2022 Category: Looked after children, Politics, Youth Justice

Examining educational attainment and provision, social care provision and demographics of young people educated in England who subsequently received a custodial sentence, and comparing with their peers who did not.

Guide to the Police Complaints system for young people

Added: 24/04/2022 Category: Law, Professionalism

If you’ve got a problem or if you’re unhappy about something that happened to you which involved the police, it can usually be sorted out by speaking to the police force. But if they can’t put things right for you, then you can make a complaint.

Annual assessment 2021: Working towards a world without slavery

Added: 04/04/2022 Category: Exploitation

This report provides a comprehensive assessment of the UK-wide Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline’s operations in 2021 setting out the number, type and nature of calls, webforms and app submissions received between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021 and the number and demographics of potential victims indicated. The report also compares the Helpline data over the past five year, since it commenced operations in 2016.

“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.

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