Youth Justice Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard

The Youth Justice Practitioner Standard was developed to provide a recognised and robust pathway for those supporting young people throughout the justice sector. It provides a broad and detailed curriculum that balances legislative knowledge, practical skills associated with engagement, relationship management and planning, as well as development of softer skills and behaviours that are essential within this niche area of employment.

At Intelligencia Training, we fully evaluate all apprentices prior to induction to programme and develop a pathway that is bespoke to each individual, being relevant to both sector and their organisation. With a huge breadth of experience, whilst working in the justice, security, intelligence and investigative sectors, our staff are well placed to deliver bespoke programmes to Youth Justice Practitioners and have value added modules within the curriculum that ensure capable and well rounded practitioners

The typical training period for the learners on our Youth Justice Practitioner Apprenticeship is 18-22 months and consists of classroom/outdoor based delivery sessions on either our premises or client sites as desired. We utilise technology for delivery as well as live actors and role relevant locations to enhance the learning experience.

Specific modules for study are defined within employer scoping and learner skill scan.

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Module 1: Self Awareness and Approach to Practice
Exploring individual and organisational values, ethics, bias, boundaries and Reflective Practice.

Module 2: Child First
The theoretical basis of Child First; the 4 Tenets of Child First Practice; and how this fits with HMIP expectations. This will include exclusive content from Professor Stephen Case, one of the developers of Child First practice.

Module 3: Desistance
Desistance theories including risk and protective factors around the 3 domains of risk in Youth Justice.

Module 4: Data Protection and Information Sharing
Data Protection, Police Intelligence, Cyber Security and Multi-Agency Information Sharing Agreements.

Module 5: Assessments (6 sessions)
Relationship based practice, communication and engagement | Information gathering and conflict management | Brain development, trauma and ACEs | AssetPlus and Analysis | Critical thinking and defensible decision making | CSE and CCE to include County Lines and Contextual Safeguarding

Module 6: Diversity and Disparity
Identifying diversity factors and their impact on offending behaviour, anti-racist practice and appropriate professional challenge

Module 7: Lived experience and the importance of language
Lived experience discussion with Q&A session; importance of language; use of appropriately hopeful, non-blaming and anti-discriminatory language. To be supported by Youth Justice Advocates with Lived Experience.

Module 8: The Law and Legislation
The relationship between The Police, Court, HMIP and Children’s Services Legislations; court practice utilising support from The Youth Justice Legal Centre.

Module 9: Report Writing
Purpose, structure and presentation of a range of assessment-based reports.

Module 10: Transitions
Identifying and responding to a range of transitions that children experience including accommodation, education, care status and custody.

Module 11: Intervention (3 sessions)
Risk Management including multi-agency responses (Prevent, MAPPA, IOM), reviews and safeguarding | Reflective practice and What Works? | Planning including strengths-based approaches using community resources and multi-agency networks

Module 12: Working with the secure estate
Working with STCs, SCHs, YOIs as well as working with DOLS in the community

Module 13: Mental Health Awareness

Module 14: EPA Preparation, support and portfolio review