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Headline Sponsors


Novus delivers education, training and employment opportunities to 66,000 adults and young people in 64 prisons across the UK. With over 20 years’ experience in offender learning, Novus have built a reputation as an innovator in rehabilitation and working towards reducing re-offending by transforming people's lives through learning and skills.

Novus have a team dedicated to youth custody, delivering education in three out of the four Young Offender Institutions and a Secure Training Centre in England. The curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of the young people whilst being aligned with mainstream delivery.

Within youth custody, alongside delivering education, the team focus on resettlement, partnership working, and ‘through the gate’ activity to help support young people back into school, college or employment on release. There is also a strong emphasis on social and personal development, being a good citizen, and independent living skills.


Bronze Sponsors

Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust, UK’s largest dog welfare charity, invests time and resources into promoting responsible dog ownership. As part of this, we provide an education and training programme aimed at offenders and those at risk of offending; a key target audience for our messages.

Provided free of charge, our project fosters responsible attitude to other living beings (dogs, people), encourages positive personal development and provides youths with chances to gain a range of key skills relevant to life in the community.

To find out more about our Education programme, please do pop by our stand to meet some of the team or visit: learnwithdogstrust.org.uk/taking-the-lead/ email: takingthelead@dogstrust.org.uk.


StreetGames is an award-winning charity that believes all young people should have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of sport. We work with the most disadvantaged young people around the UK to encourage them to get into sport and enjoy an active lifestyle. Our mission is changing sport, changing communities and changing lives.

Over the past 3 years they have developed partnerships and evidence based approaches on how to maximise sport in the youth justice setting.

Website: www.streetgames.org

Twitter: @StreetGames | #doorstepsport


CACI is a leading supplier of ICT software and consultancy services to children’s services, working comprehensively across early years, education, social care, family support and youth justice.

Helping to support and transform early help, prevention and specialist services, our integrated case management and analytics applications provide a complete view of the journey of a child and their family by enabling practitioners to share information and insight securely and appropriately across multi-professional services.

Website: www.caci.co.uk/childview-youth-justice

Twitter: @CACI_CYP


Bring creative learning to life for young people

“Young offenders who take part in arts activities are 18% less likely to re-offend” says Cultural Learning Alliance’s arts education research report, Imagine Nation.

Artsmark is Arts Council England’s creative quality assurance award which supports and recognises settings that are delivering high-quality authentic arts and cultural experiences for, and with, young people.

Artsmark is flexible to the needs of your setting and can fit around your planning cycles. It requires ongoing commitment to the great benefit of your children and young people, but is also light on paperwork.


Glebe House

Underpinned by over 50 years successful provision of Therapeutic Care; Glebe House provides an emotionally secure and monitored environment, which supports adolescent males who have displayed harmful sexual behaviours.

We provide a specialist Residential Treatment Service that offers a programme between two and three years; integrating psychoanalytic, person-centred and cognitive-behavioural approaches. These approaches are embedded in a Therapeutic Community model based on Rapoport’s four cornerstones of: Democracy, Communalism, Tolerance and Reality Confrontation.

  • Outstanding Therapeutic Care – validated as successful by a substantive longitudinal study over 12 years
  • Charitable Trust (not for profit)
  • Independent School on-site
  • Tailor made Outreach Programme or Circle of Support (where appropriate) included in the package

Website: www.glebehouse.org.uk

Kibble Group

Kibble is Scotland’s specialist provider of services for at risk children and young people. Through our range of integrated services, we help build positive futures for young people (aged 5+) with complex social, emotional, behavioural, and educational needs.

Kibble’s services include: residential care, secure care, primary and secondary education, intensive fostering services, young workforce development, outreach services, and preventative and rehabilitative community services. All of Kibble’s services are supported by its Specialist Intervention Services (SIS) team, who provide psychological and therapeutic input.

We offer a place of safety, structure and stability and empower young people to move forward and enjoy happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.

Visit www.kibble.org to find out more.


Unitas is a national charity that helps young people in the youth justice and care systems engage more effectively in mainstream learning. We also provide training courses including degrees on effective practice in youth justice for managers and practitioners. We have worked with over 80 Youth Offending Teams and 8 Young Offender Institutions and Secure Training Centres in delivering the Summer Arts College programme, the Youth Justice Effective Practice Certificate (YJEPC) and the Foundation Degree In Youth Justice (FDYJ).

Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM)

The Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) is the professional association for Heads of Service (YOT Managers) in Youth Justice, representing the vast majority of Services across England. AYM is a strong voice for the sector, and actively promotes youth justice. It supports and delivers successful practice with children and young people, such as its SEND partnership project. Its Sector Led Improvement work is delivered with the YJB. It also promotes the sector to a variety of stakeholders, using Newsletters, conferences and other publicity. See aym.org.uk for further information, or come and talk to us at Stand 20.

The NHS England Children and Young People Mental Health Transformation Workstream

The NHS England Children and Young People Mental Health Transformation Workstream is part of a wider priority programme, arising from the Five Year Forward View Implementation Plan, transforming mental health and wellbeing services across England. The three Workstream Projects focus on the needs of the most complex children and young people:

  1. Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services for High Risk Young People with Complex Needs (Community Forensic CAMHS). 
  2. A Framework for Integrated Care for the Children and Young People Secure Estate (SECURE STAIRS).
  3. Collaborative Commissioning Networks improving pathways for children and young people accessing Health and Justice commissioned services. 

Mobile Team Challenge Ltd

Mobile Team Challenge Ltd (MTC) kit and concepts are being used in over 40 HMP, G4S and YOI establishments and have been designed specifically to generate more constructive and positive behaviour.

MTC is seeing some outstanding results in its “Behavioural and Attitudinal Change” Programmes in Young and Adult Offenders - thus enabling them to experience life-changing concepts and positive futures with proven results for reductions in re-offending.

These Award-Winning principles and concepts are making a huge impact in individuals by developing their Social Skills such as; Respect, Self-Awareness, Other-AwarenessEmpathy, Self-Confidence, Self -Esteem or Self-Belief or resettlement preparation.


Website:  www.mtceurope.co.uk

Twitter: @mtceurope

ClearCut Communication

ClearCut Communication is part of County Durham Youth Offending Service. We provide award-winning resources and staff training by combining the expertise of youth justice professionals and a speech and language therapist.  We help young people understand the youth justice system.  Income generated is used to improve outcomes for young people who offend and young victims in County Durham.



C:Vision is a market leading Information and Case Management Solutions Company providing fully supported and hosted systems to local authority children’s services.

C:Vision’s Core+ Youth Justice solution is the fastest growing in the sector with outstanding customer support, innovative tools and application developments within AssetPlus and beyond. It is delivered through our Core+ framework allowing easy integration with other C:Vision modules such as CCIS (NEET Tracking and IAG), Substance Misuse, Families and more.

C:Vision’s Core+ Youth Justice module has been specifically designed for Youth Offending Teams to record all aspects of Youth Justice Case Management. Furthermore, we provide access to unlimited reporting right across the database so tracking of outcomes has never been easier.

Website: C:Vision

Twitter: @CVisionLtd

The Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA)

The Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) comprises barristers, judges and others drawn from the Inns, the Circuits, and other representative organisations.

ICCA is internationally recognised for developing education and training for the Bar. ICCA has worked closely with the BSB, the Criminal Bar Association (CBA), Just for Kids Law, ECPAT and the Youth Justice Legal Centre to make sure there are valuable and practical resources available for practitioners as they prepare for youth justice cases. We have produce seven guides and two training films dealing with some of the most complex areas of practice in youth justice; these are freely available on our website: www.icca.ac.uk/youth-justice-advocacy

Twitter: @Inns_College

Care 4 Children

Our aim at Care 4 Children is to rebuild the lives of children through our unrivalled expertise. We care for children that have experienced severe trauma through past abusive experiences, specialising in sexual trauma & criminal exploitation, in addition to specialist fostering placements.

We are passionate about putting children first and achieving the best possible outcomes for them. We do this by constantly striving to ensure that children receive the best possible care, education and therapy that they have an absolute entitlement to. We want to help them make sense of their past and their present and support them in building the necessary skills to successfully transition into adult hood.

Website: care4children.co.uk

Twitter: @2Care4Children


YCTCS ltd provides specialist consultancy and service development within children’s services, education, youth criminal justice and allied organisations. Our focus is on strategic service development and safeguarding. We have extensive experience in working within highly complex environments helping organisations to develop and achieve high quality outcomes for service users. YCTCS ltd was established in 2001.

Website: www.yctcs.co.uk


Intuitive case management tools to help improve outcomes for young people

Capita’s intuitive youth justice system provides staff with a young person’s school history, attendance, exclusions, SEN and more in a single view even before their first meeting.

It’s easy to view practitioner and court information in the same screen, whilst configurable access rights ensure appropriate restrictions. Compliant with AssetPlus, YJAF, submissions to YJB Placements and Y2A using Connectivity, with flexible reporting and the option of powerful analytics to support returns, caseload management and AssetPlus.

With a more complete picture earlier for crucial insight, teams from different youth-related services can work together to improve outcomes for young people, their families and victims.

Visit us at stand 9 & 10 at the Youth Justice Convention to find out more

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/showcase/capita-one