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Youth justice worker training

As a youth justice worker you’ll be trained for every situation. Whatever the challenge, you’ll have the support you need from your team to make a difference every day.

When you start your training you’ll be paid your full wage from day one.

You’ll begin your career with 9 weeks of training, specialising in working with children and young people in custody.

This training ensures you’re fully equipped and ready to start work at your youth offending institution.

You’ll learn:

  • how to de-escalate situations, and if necessary, safely restrain children and young people using Managing and Minimising Physical Restraint (MMPR) techniques
  • all aspects of working in youth custody, from security to policy
  • practical skills – whether that be locking doors or de-escalating an incident
  • youth specific interventions including motivational interviewing, restorative justice and trauma-informed approaches so you can use them confidently

Training is likely to take place away from your home, unless you have a training centre near you. You’ll get full pay and expenses.

You’ll also get ongoing training and development in specialist skills such as child protection and safeguarding.