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
Fair SharesTo continue to run our programme engaging local communities in time banking in the Forest of Dean and Tewkesbury.
Sexual Assault Referral Centre - SARCThe ISVA is based within the SARC and supports police referrals for victims of recent and historical sexual abuse. The main aims of the ISVA service are to support victims of sexual violence through the court process, in order to reduce victim retraction and ensure successful prosecution.
The Nelson TrustWe plan to design and deliver a programme accredited by the Open College Network (South West Region) and Ofqual and which is designed to meet the learning needs of people with limited literacy and a short attention span. We plan to engage, enrol and retain women through to completion of this course and help them overcome any barriers to access (eg. travel costs, child care, lack of confidence, anxiety).
Gloucestershire ConstabularyCommunity engagement between the police, primary schools, Gloucester University and the local community. The outcome will provide local children the opportunity to be healthy (as per the every child matters agenda), and therefore give them a goal to work towards for the end of the school year, so that they can take part in a tournament, they will be able to engage with other schools and the police during the year.
Coney Hill Working GroupYouth club for children aged 8 - 12yrs Echoes#2 will run out the The Vibe building in Coney Hill. A working group & committee have been formed under guidance from YST Prospects made up of volunteers from the community wanting to establish a youth club which has not been provided for an extended period of time. The sessions will be weekly for 2 hours per week. The sessions will offer distraction activities away from ASB in the local area. It will help the young people to develop some community pride & help identify the strength that is within the community. Hopefully resulting in a stronger community more resilient to negative effects upon it. The project will be run by volunteers totally giving up their time. The Vibe has been provided as the building free of charge to help establish the project.