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
Hope PreventsHope Support ServicesHope was established to support young people aged 11+ when a close family member is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness such as cancer. When someone in the family is very ill, younger family members can find the uncertainty particularly heard to deal with. Studies show that their mental health and well-being can be damaged long before bereavement occurs and they can turn to very unhealthy coping mechanisms.
SanctuaryGloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service - GDASSAlong with the six districts contribute funding for sanctuary schemes throughout Gloucestershire.
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.
Law-Abiding Citizens: Help & GuidanceTeens in Crisis - TIC+TIC+ will identify young people in the process of becoming adults who may be vulnerable and are susceptible to antisocial, criminal and self-destructive behaviour. We will work with these young people and their families and provide therapeutic interventions in the form of 1-1 counselling to relieve their distress, improve their emotional regulation and strengthen their resilience. This will result in fewer young people developing negative and destructive societal and personal behaviour patterns.
Gay-Glos YouthGay-GlosTo give young LGB&T people a sense of identity and belonging, helping them to grow in confidence, self esteem and happiness. Through it, young people who are involved will be better able to support each other and to feel part of, and active citizens within the variety of communities within which they live.