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
InfobuzzTo provide targeted support packages for families who are experiencing difficulties as a result of a family member imprisonment or involvement with the Criminal Justice System.
The Frith Youth CentreTo develop young people by guidance, education and teamwork, providing empowering opportunities towards interdependence. Our vision is to involve the whole community in the pursuit and achievement of this aim, providing support mentally, physically and financially to the young people of the area. Priority is given to work with 14 to 25 year olds, but some projects are aimed at those that are younger.
Gloucestershire ConstabularyThe aim of the Outward Bound Bursary is to provide an opportunity for young people to develop their potential and to recognise the positive contribution many of them make to their communities. It also helps to harness a good relationship between young people and the police and therefore breaking down any preconceived unhelpful perceptions. The scheme provides young people an alternative avenue to gain confidence and self-awareness in contrast to the more standard areas of their lives. It aims to have a long term and lasting impact on their development.
Music WorksWe aim to create Gloucester’s only community rehearsal space and recording studio offering high quality equipment, expertise and opportunities for children and young people. It will target disadvantaged young people and will also have specialist equipment to enable disabled young people to develop as musicians and technicians. Based on our studio in Cheltenham we anticipate that within a year we will work with 800 children and young people with at least 50% being disabled or living in challenging circumstances.
GRASACThe specialist support worker/s will work alongside staff & volunteers to provide: • One to one therapeutic support services for female survivors of child sexual abuse • To advocate on behalf of clients accessing services • Provide information about services including the Criminal Justice System • Needs assessments and contact to survivors on our waiting list • Email support • Information & support to friends, families and partner agencies • Research into the needs of black and minority ethnic (BME) survivors of CSA and recommendations about how to develop GRASAC service appropriately to reach out to minority communities from whom the organisation currently has a disproportionately low take up of service.