Priority Lead: Kate Langley
Youth Justice Manager, Prospects
What are the key requirements for the young people becoming adults priority?
- To deliver sensitive, relevant and effective policing ensuring our young people become law-abiding, productive members of society
- To ensure that the ‘system’ must work for them, not against them
How priority lead Kate Langley is going to deliver the young people becoming adults priority
This is a brief introduction into how work is developing under ‘Young people becoming adults’ and if you want more detail, you can find it in what we call the Delivery Plan here.
It is my responsibility to see that the aim of the ‘Young people becoming adults’ priority is fulfilled, namely that young people are given the help they need to develop into responsible adults who will contribute to their community.
Our work links into other relevant other areas of the Police and Crime Plan and we work closely with other key partners, for example developing the Youth Crime Prevention Strategy in collaboration with the Gloucestershire Youth Justice Partnership Board, Health Commissioners, local Community Groups and Community Safety Officers.
Some of the things we are doing include:
- examining how young people view the police and how they are policed, to try to improve relationships
- reviewing the use of out of court disposals and the effectiveness of restorative justice practice
- promotional campaigns to get key safety and risk management messages through to young people including internet safety, drug and alcohol use, driving safely, personal safety and sexual exploitation
- developing community programmes linked to crimes in specific locality areas such as – knife crime, gang crime and sexual exploitation
- reviewing how we work with young people that go missing, child sexual exploitation and young people that are the victims of domestic abuse
- developing a new approach to working with young people who are prolific offenders to reduce reoffending rates and the numbers of young people becoming adult offenders
You can get a picture of how we are doing from information which is available from the Gloucestershire Online Pupil Survey, Gloucestershire Youth Justice Partnership Board, User Satisfaction Survey (USS) and GSSJC Scanning Document. However, like the work being done under the other priorities, this is an ongoing process and although baselines have been established to ensure that improvements are measurable, some improvements are well underway such as the review of the out of court disposals, whilst others are expected within the four years of the Police and Crime Plan.
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Projects supported under young people becoming adults
Police CubsGloucestershire ConstabularyDescription: officers and PCSO’s spend time with Primary School age children in and out of class. They have a set curriculum that covers the role of the Police, local crime and community issues, bullying and cybercrime. It incorporates external trips into the community and to the local Police Station, in addition visits from a Dog Handler and a local Council Enforcement Officer. The scheme has already been run to great effect in a local primary school, this project is to bring it to a new school dealing with a very different and challenging group of children at the Ridge Academy.
Scoot & SkateThe RockTo provide a safe and affordable opportunity for young people to engage in a positive activity (which is often considered unsafe and anti social). To support young people to develop self-confidence To increase young people’s respect for other young people and build positive connections with the wider community. To increase young people’s understanding of safety in relation to each aspect of scooting and skating To provide on going youth work support – building young people’s wellbeing and helping them respond positively to the challenges and opportunities they face.
Finding Another GearGloucestershire Bike Project CICThe overarching aims of the project is to combat the isolation and sense of exclusion that people experience and to help create a more cohesive community by bringing people together who would not normally have the opportunity to get to know each other. Through this project we want to help bridge the divides between older people & young people and people and other groups experiencing exclusion and in so doing bring benefits to the lives of each group
Junior Warden: Young Community Leaders ProjectTwo Rivers Housing, Street Wardens & Gloucestershire ConstabularyThe aim of the JR Wardens: • To provide a safe opportunity to engage children into community action. • To educate on the benefits of improving the environment for the community • Increasing respect for neighbourhoods. • To work with those children who would otherwise not volunteer for school activities, to increase confidence in getting involved. • Creating an environment where children can have a positive experience of interacting with community leaders, housing association and police to help them form their own opinions, improve communication and increase respect. • Leading by example – the children’s involvement being seen in the community, outreaching to families and friends to increase understanding and respect for community areas. • Offering positive community experience and working towards a sense of respect to help reduce ASB in the future.
Youth workerGay Glos - YouthTo ensure that that we can continue to provide the service: a fortnightly meeting for the members of “GAY-GLOS Youth” with a wide range of sessions, activities and visits that meet the needs of the target group; and any ongoing individual support that is required outside those regular meeting times.