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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

  • Co commissioned with GCC
    The aim behind drug referral is to refer problematic drug users to the appropriate drug service, with the aim of reducing and eventually eliminating their problematic drug use.
  • Gloucester County Council & Prospects
    To partner with the police, social care and health and other agencies to effectively identify young people who go missing or run away from home or social care who require immediate and ongoing support.
  • Gloucester City Footbal Club
    Gloucester City AFC - Community Tigers aim is to deliver sporting projects to those who are need most. Sport is a great way in keeping children out of trouble and gives them a chance to socialise with others within their community. We try to provide these projects within deprived areas so that everyone feels that they have access to sport within their community. Our aim is to have no barriers to sport and provide a positive pathway for our participants.
  • Centred Horseplay
    TheHorseCourse is an equine assisted behaviour programme delivered both in prison and in the wider community throughout the UK. Our charitable purpose is to reduce social exclusion through horse-assisted interventions, In addition we aim to widely disseminate what is found to be effective, raising standards in this field.
  • Cheltenham Science Group
    Our aim for this project is to support the education the under privileged children who have been identified by the team at the Aston Project. We are going to help make a difference to their career outlook and also improve their practical science skills. The project will also make a difference to the outcomes of these children’s GCSE grades at the end of year 11.
Page last updated: 10 January 2018