Punishing Abuse Children in the West Midlands Criminal Justice System

Added: 01/12/2021 Category: Early Intervention/ACE, Professionalism, Safeguarding, Youth Justice

We know that the local authorities, schools, police, other vital public services and organisations within our essential voluntary and community sectors, are working tirelessly to improve the lives of children across the West Midlands. A crucial part of this is their work to help some of our most vulnerable children cope with the fallout from poverty, and, sadly experiences of trauma.

The role of public services in addressing child vulnerability

Added: 19/11/2021 Category: Early Intervention/ACE, Health

“Our second major inquiry, ‘The role of public services in addressing child vulnerability’ will ask whether reforming public services can address the growing problem of child vulnerability. The inquiry will cover how public services support mothers and families during pregnancy, and how they support children in their early years and school years”. (UK Parliament)

Punishing Abuse: Children in the West Midlands Criminal Justice System

Added: 12/03/2021 Category: Early Intervention/ACE, Youth Justice

Evidence shows too many young people in the criminal justice system suffer from violence, poverty, and abuse growing up. Commissioned by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, the Punishing Abuse report, which has been launched today, is one of the most wide-ranging contemporary studies conducted into children in the criminal justice system in this country. Dr Chard’s ground-breaking research considers the lives of 80 children. The report provides a number of recommendations and proposals that focus on implementing a system-wide change to how public organisations support disadvantaged children who have experienced adversity, abuse, loss and trauma.

Adverse Childhood Experience Trauma Informed Multi-agency Early Action Together (ACE TIME) training: A 15-month police and partners

Added: 22/12/2020 Category: Early Intervention/ACE, Family, Professionalism

Funded by the Home Office to deliver a national programme of change across Wales (2018-2020), the E.A.T programme is a unique collaboration between Public Health Wales (PHW), the four Welsh Police Forces and Police and Crime Commissioners, in partnership with Criminal Justice, Youth Justice, and third sector organisations.

In-brief: Trauma-informed youth justice

Added: 01/09/2017 Category: Early Intervention/ACE, Youth Justice

Trauma can result from experiences that cause intense fear or pain, overwhelming the ability to cope. For instance physical or emotional cruelty, sexual abuse, or witnessing violence. Risky or traumatic events are not rare, and will not always cause long-term harm. However some young people require on-going support to recover.