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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.

Young people becoming adults

Priority delivery plan

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Projects supported under young people becoming adults

  • Stroud Beresford Group
    The fund will be used to directly support victims of domestic abuse to access paid services and/or equipment that will enhance their well-being, improve safety, reduce risk or provide vital timely assistance for those in domestic abuse situations.
  • Increase The Peace
    There are 2 main aims of the Parry Hall Project: 1. to work with young people to enable their personal and emotional development, for them to become positive members of society and prevent them getting involved in crime or becoming socially excluded. 2. to bring the local community together, provide positive activities to encourage physical health and well-being, and promote safer and stronger communities.
  • The Aston Project
    The Aston Project was set up in Cheltenham in 2011 in memory of Neighbourhood Officer PC Lynn Aston. The project builds upon the work for reward ethos and aims to work with young people (aged 9-17) by identifying their interests and engaging them in constructive activity through which they build credits towards a reward activity through timebanking. The credit scoring activities fall broadly into four categories; community based, discipline based, character/team building or vocational. All our reward activities / experiences have a cost in time credits, so young people can choose one to work towards and learn that hard work = reward.
  • Gardners Lane and Oakwood Federation
    The pilot is a response to recent Domestic Homicides within the Whaddon and Oakley area and as part of the ongoing work within Early Help.The project is designed for Year 3 and Year 4 pupils and focuses on Healthy Relationships with family, peers, community. The project encourages the nurturing and promotion of healthy relationships and gives children positive messages around respect for yourself and others.
  • Stroud Valleys Project
    The aim of the project is to increase community cohesiveness through a three year inter-generational, environmental work project. The project will aim to create intentional connections between people who are under 25 years of age and people who are 50 years and older. o Creating footpaths o Making bird, bat and hedgehog boxes o Installing kissing gates o Developing wildlife walks o Vegetable growing o Building animal homes (otter holts and snake hotels) o Making bird tables and bug houses o Wildlife survey work o Scrub clearance o Creating and restoring ponds o Woodland and tree management; tree planting and hedge laying o Orchard work o Bulb planting o Hedge management o Wildflower planting o Building raised beds and compost bays
Page last updated: 10 January 2018