Working with Children & Families
For organisations involved in working with children & families, we
- help update skills and knowledge to improve outcomes
- provide education and training to encourage multidisciplinary working
- offer modules focusing on the law and safeguarding
There are a wide range of certificates, foundation degrees and degree level courses to develop your workforce to deliver great outcomes
- Early years
- Children and youth studies
- Professional practice children & families
Working with Young People
Work in the area of youth justice is different from other roles in social care, it spans two potentially conflicting goals:
- supporting children and young people who are 'in trouble'
- addressing troublesome behaviour
The youth justice system in England and Wales is designed to prevent children and young people from offending and re-offending, using a wide range of approaches and strategies. These youth offending services operate in conjunction with the Children's Trust and other agencies that promote children's welfare and their healthy development.
- Certificate of Higher Education in Youth Justice
- Professional Certificate in Effective Practice
- BA (Hons) Youth Justice Studies (England and Wales).
The OU and the Youth Justice Board
The Youth Justice Board has statutory responsibility for monitoring standards in the youth justice system, with the central aim of preventing offending by children and young people. It also has the responsibility of advising the Home Office on youth crime issues, and it funds 155 Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) across England and Wales. The OU is the preferred provider of the Foundation Degree, and the award is approved and kitemarked by the Youth Justice Board.