FLINTSHIRE YOUTH OFFENDING TEAM RAY DICKSON

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FLINTSHIRE YOUTH OFFENDING TEAM RAY DICKSON Aspergers Syndrome Conference Wrexham North Wales 2005 Autism Cymru

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LEGAL CONTEXT TO YOUTH OFFENDING TEAMS Act presented another statutory point – the counteractive action of culpable by youngsters and youngsters and a scope of new measures, including : A Youth Justice Board for England and Wales to set principles, screen execution and create approach; Local multi-organization associations YOTs-with representation from Police, Probation, Health, Social Services and Education. The presentation of a scope of new sentences including Parenting Orders, Action Plan Orders, Antisocial Behavior Orders, Sex Offender Orders, Reparation Orders, Curfew Orders, Drug Treatment and Testing Orders and Detention and Training Orders. Wrongdoing AND DISORDER ACT 1998

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ROLES WITHIN THE TEAM STRATEGIC MANAGER OPERATIONS MANAGER SENIOR PRACTITIONER YOT OFFICERS x 4 COURT PARENTING CORDINATOR REFERRAL PANEL COORDINATOR BAIL SUPPORT SUBSTANCE MISUSE HEALTH FINAL WARNINGS I.S.S.P ENHANCED COMMUNITY PUNISHMENT APPROPRIATE ADULT RESTORATIVE JUSTICE VICTIM SUPPORT DUKE of EDINBURGH ANTI-SOCIAL Behavior

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17 YOTs IN WALES YOTs IN WALES NORTH WALES FLINTSHIRE CONWY/DENBIGHSHIRE GWYNEDD/MON WREXHAM DYFED/POWYS PEMBROKESHIRE MID WALES CAMARTHENSHIRE CAERPHILLY/BLAENAU GWENT TORFAEN/MONMOUTHSHIRE NEWPORT BRIDGEND CARDIFF SOUTH WALES RHONDDA CYNNON TAFF NEATH PORT TALBOT MERTHYR TYDFIL VALE OF GLAMORGAN SWANSEA

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ASSESSMENT ASSET An organized evaluation instrument utilized by Youth Offending Teams. Plans to take a gander at youthful people offense or offenses and distinguish a huge number of components or conditions – running from absence of instructive accomplishment to emotional well-being issues –which may have added to the conduct. To help the Court in reports and to highlight a specific needs or troubles the youngster may have. Resource likewise measures changes in need and danger of reoffending after some time.

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OFFENDING Behavior LIVING ARRANGEMENTS FAMILY AND PERSONAL ARRANGEMENTS EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT Neighborhood LIFESTYLE SUBSTANCE USE PHYSICAL HEALTH INDICATORS OF SERIOUS HARM TO OTHERS EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH PERCEPTION OF SELF AND OTHERS THINKING AND Behavior ATTITUDES TO OFFENDING MOTIVATION TO CHANGE POSITIVE FACTORS INDICATORS OF VULNERABILITY ASSET CORE PROFILE

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FLINTSHIRE PREVENT & DETER PANEL PROLIFIC AND OTHER PRIORITY OFFENDERS STRATEGY 3 STRANDS TO POPO STRATEGY CATCH AND CONVICT REHABILITATE AND RESETTLE PREVENT AND DETER

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TWO TIER YOUTH JUSTICE SYSTEM ANTI SOCIAL Behavior ACT 2003 C & D ACT 1998 Final Warnings Referral Order Reparation Order Attendance Center Order Action Plan Order Supervision Order Curfew Order Community Rehabilitation Order Community Punishment Order DTO ACCEPTABLE Behavior CONTRACTS INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT ORDERS PREVENTION STRATEGY ANTI SOCIAL PREVENT & DETER PANEL ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PARENTING WORK I.S.S.P

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WHY DID WE CHANGE? 11 year old banned for life From wearing a Balaclava (Manchester) 19 year old banned from Swearing in claim back Garden (Manchester) Consistency Effectiveness Multi organization approach Preventative bolster Proportionate approach 4 year old on Acceptable Behavior Contract 13 year old on 10 year A.S.B.O

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Portrait of a Typical Young Offender

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Darren 17 Years Old Typical – fizzled instruction, liquor issue, destitute, self-harmer, ADHD. Atypical – writer, artist, painter. In May 2000 - first record of association with criminal equity framework - Darren got an alert for a typical ambush. Darren has been consistently in a bad position since. Five separate periods in a Young Offenders Institute - twice being returned for offenses submitted while being on permit – on the last event this happened inside the space of 48hours.

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Family Darren originates from a steady foundation. Father is utilized as a Mechanic and Mother is a Housewife. There are 5 kin, 4 siblings 1 sister. Their home is flawless, clean, spotless and alright without any indications of hardship. In spite of the fact that the family home is unmistakably packed Darren's folks indicate normal concern and warmth for their youngsters.

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Family Darren's folks have bent over backward with Darren. Darren's eldest sibling is an amazing good example - he has an enduring and great job with British Aerospace. Darren's more youthful sibling has additionally been determined to have ADHD.

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Education Darren has not been to class since the age of 13 years. Darren has huge scholastic and imaginative capacities. Darren was determined to have ADHD in Jan 2003, this is connected with carelessness, impulsivity, over-action, unquenchability, confusion and fluctuation.

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Offense History Darren was initially indicted on the 22 nd May 2001. Darren was keep going indicted on the 7 th November 2003. 27 offenses altogether. 3 offenses against the individual. 8 offenses against property. 8 offenses for burglary and comparable offenses. 4 offenses identifying with Police, Courts, Prisons. 4 incidental offenses.

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Youth Offending Team Involvement Youth Offending Team has been working with Darren and his family since 2001, both all through guardianship. Work with Darren in the group has been constrained because of Darren's productive and persevering culpable. For one period where Darren was on a Supervision arrange with ISSP, Darren could consent for a time of a few months. This was an offense free period.

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Youth Offending Team Involvement Programs have included culpable conduct work, remedial equity, instruction, social abilities, liquor mindfulness, business, family connections, free living aptitudes and hunting down settlement. (These projects had dynamic support from Darren's folks) Darren was not able control liquor utilization prompting to unpredictable, vicious and scaring conduct.

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Current Position Darren was discharged on the 6 th February 2004. Indeed, even before this period in authority, settlement was a noteworthy issue. On his discharge, this was still an issue. No settlement accessible. Housed in B+B at £65 a night. Darren has been alluded to the Drugs and Alcohol Team for his liquor abuse. A serious bolster bundle for Darren is set up with specific accentuation on business and preparing. Darren still has the support of his folks.

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Current Position Darren was captured and came back to jail two weeks after his permit period began. He is expected for discharge again one month from now.

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Summary Key elements which may have controlled Darren's culpable conduct are:- Accommodation: Supported settlement or convenience where ISSP could bolster him. Instruction: Alternative full-time training arrangement accessible at the opportune time would have empowered the valuable utilization of the abilities this youngster has.

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Consequences The absence of a settlement address brought about Darren being at first remanded to authority amid his most recent time of culpable. The absence of an accessible, appropriate convenience address diverted ISSP from concentrating on his discharge program. The absence of such convenience is a potential deterrent to the effective fruition of Darren's permit period. A powerless, youngster with a past filled with self-mischief and asset to viciousness is come back to the group in a condition of high tension.

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Home I was home yet know I'm definitely not. I'm in Jail arranging an escape plot Decided that wasn't adequate, ended up feeling dead harsh. Considered setting off to the rec center to toughen up yet wound up getting pounded. Regular is the same but I believe I'm going crazy. wound up in medicinal services, suicide notes flying all over the place. I contemplated internally I couldn't care less. This is what's going on wherever the same emotions don't mind I'm in medicinal services

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Stoke Heath YOI Jan Rogers, SENCO Aspergers Syndrome Conference 2005

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Role of SENCO To create proper arrangement to meet the extraordinary instructive needs of learners Lead and deal with a group of Learning Support Assistants, to guarantee fitting individual support for youngsters in the classroom Involvement in overhauling/outlining strategies identifying with unique instructive needs, guaranteeing incorporation and separation Provision of exceptional needs data and contact with individuals from staff, to guarantee separation and inclusivity will happen for understudies over the educational modules

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SEN Code of Practice 2002 Fundamental Principles include: A person with SEN ought to have their necessities met The perspectives of the individual ought to be looked for and considered Students with SEN ought to be offered full access to a wide adjusted and applicable training

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SEN Code of Practice Critical Success Factors incorporate Appropriate assets are utilized Agencies cooperate to guarantee that any understudy's SEN are recognized early When SEN are distinguished, best practice is used Provision and advance is observed and surveyed frequently Co-operation between all organizations

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Stoke Heath, Education Department Education Induction inside two weeks Using the PLUS Induction Package, data is accommodated: Literacy - reading/composing/spelling Numeracy - Number/Measure/Data 1:1 meet with Guidance specialist to find out extra data in regards to SEN data, wellbeing issues, and so forth

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Referrals are made to the SENCO for understudies hinting at any Special Educational Needs Examine ASSET shape Liaison with YOT (inward and outer groups) to get any further pertinent detail Interview : SENCO/understudy Agree a Support or Behavioural Programme Circulate important data to showing staff Liaison with YOT,Healthcare staff, Chaplains, Wing Staff

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