The Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership oversees a number of Northern Ireland wide sub-groups established to take forward integrated planning on a Northern Ireland wide basis, including a Northern Ireland Sub-Group on Children and Young People and Offending.
Children and Young People and Offending is defined as:
|‘Children and young persons aged up to 18 years who are at risk of offending, are within the justice system and for whom offending and its consequences present a significant risk.’|
The Sub Group will produce an action plan that will set out what it will do to ensure that the outcomes for children and young people in relation to offending are improved. The Sub Group will decide on a set of indicators which will be used to measure how well children and young people in relation to offending are doing in Northern Ireland over time. This will help the Sub Group know if its joint work is changing the lives of children and young people in relation to offending for the better.
The Sub Group will work closely with the Outcomes Groups to ensure that outcomes for children and young people in relation to offending are addressed at local level as well as at Northern Ireland level.
Progress to date
The Children and young people offending subgroup have undertaken a mapping exercise of the journey of the young person through the criminal justice system once they have come to the attention of the police. This development will be a vital tool in the future planning and progression of the group’s work.
The map is divided into stages by the type of offending behaviour and each stage involves possible routes and outcomes for the young person. Each stage also includes the organisations involved with the young person, the relevant indicators and relevant data held by organisations. Significantly, the map highlights not only the young person’s journey into and through the criminal justice system but also their route out of the criminal justice system. This in turn allows the group to identify the appropriate supports and services that may prevent young people from re-offending and, instead integrate them back into society.
The purpose of the map is not only to highlight the different stages, organisations involved and outcomes for the young person but also, significantly, to identify any gaps in service provision that the group can address in line with their action plan. The map provides a mechanism to help the group think conceptually about services and will be of immense benefit as the group continues to plan and develop their work in line with the action plan. Currently in the final stages of development, the map will be available from the CYPSP website, on this page, once complete.
- Regional Sub-Group Documents
- Minutes 29 November 2017
- Minutes 8th February 2017
- Minutes 12th August 2016
- Minutes 21st October 2015
- Minutes 10th June 2015
- Minutes 09th Feb 2015
- Minutes 23rd Jul 2014
- Minutes 30th Jan 2014
- Minutes 13th June 2013
- Minutes 2nd May 2013
- Minutes 13th March 2013
- Minutes 7th Feb 2013
- Minutes 13th Dec 2012
- Minutes 24th Oct 2012
- Minutes 13th Sept 2012
- Minutes 2nd Aug 2012
- Minutes 10th May 2012
- Minutes 5th April 2012
- Minutes 5th March 2012 (workshop)
- Minutes 13th Feb 2012
- Minutes 28th Nov 2012
- Minutes 21st Oct 2012
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