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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

  • National Ugly Mugs
    National Ugly Mugs provides greater access to justice and protection for sex workers who are often targeted by dangerous offenders but are frequently unwilling to report these incidents to the police. We take reports of these incidents and issue life-saving alerts to sex workers around the country including Gloucestershire, warning them who to avoid and support them in reporting to the police. NUM will share anonymous intelligence with police from the reports submitted and act as a liaison between sex workers and the police to encourage and give confidence to victims. A unanimous Chief Constable's Council decision was taken that each force should contribute a proportion of NUM’s running costs to ensure that the scheme could continue to operate – this is an application for the proportion of this contribution.
  • Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre - GRASAC
    GRASAC is building capacity in order to develop the services we offer and to meet increasing demand. In order to do this we will be recruiting a volunteer coordinator for 22.5 hours per week. We are particularly focused on reaching women from geographically isolated areas within Gloucestershire who have experienced sexual violence, and will work towards supporting them to access joined up services including ourselves, the police, SARC and social care.
  • Teens 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.
  • Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre - GRASAC
    Top up to existing core funding from MOJ.
  • 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.
Page last updated: 10 January 2018