Salford Youth Justice Service (YJS) is a multi-agency team, made up of the following disciplines, Local Authority, Police, Probation, Health, Education and the voluntary sector. The service sits within Salford City Councils Childrens Social Care department within the People Directorate.
The aims of the YJS is to prevent offending and re-offending by children and young people between the ages of 10 - 18, to protect the public and ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place for young people, families, victims and the wider community.
Salford YJS have a vision statement which is:
To be the best at what we do: inspiring and empowering change in young people, for them to be the best that they can be.
We share a passion for helping and supporting children and their families and victims of youth crime, to improve their lives and make communities safer. To do this, we work hard to prevent and reduce youth crime by pro-active engagement, providing creative and effective interventions and programmes which are restorative, trauma-informed and which take a whole family approach.
A range of interventions (many of which can lead to AQA accreditations) are offered to young people and their families including:
- Health support - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Speech and Language Therapy and general health support and advise.
- Education, training and employment advice and guidance.
- Parent and family support.
- Various tailored interventions including topics on: substance misuse, knife and violent crime, peer pressure, harmful sexual behaviour (including assessment and intervention) and support in relation to accessing positive activities.
All young people referred to the service have an in-depth assessment to identify both risk and protective factors also known as factors ‘against’ and ‘for’ desistance. This informs the intervention plan that is co-produced between the YJS Worker and the young person and their parent/carer.
Salford Youth Justice Plan 2022 - 2023 Downloadable document
More information about Salford Youth Justice Service can be found by visiting the Young People Keeping Out Of Crime page of the Salford City Council website.
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