30th November - 1st December 2021, NEC Birmingham


Headline Sponsors

Catalyst IT

Catalyst is a data analytics consultancy, delivering Business Intelligence (BI) solutions. Our highly experienced BI Team has completed over 150 projects across the public and private sector.

Catalyst was introduced to the London Borough of Hillingdon by Avon and Somerset Police as a specialist in combining data from multiple public sector agencies. Hillingdon Youth Offending Service had started to capture a lot of soft and hard intelligence data but were unsure of how to tie this together to deliver insights. They engaged Catalyst to collaborate with them on their initiative: Project Axis.

Project Axis is an award-winning, MOPAC-endorsed state-of-the-art programme that supports the early identification of young people at risk of criminal exploitation. By centrally collating, analysing and sharing data across agencies, it informs the wider local authority and partnership response. Project Axis disrupts county line activity and coordinated drug operations. It enables Hillingdon to work closely with the police on CSE operations, allows triangulation of data and delivers targeted intervention and diversion exactly where it is needed. It is quickly gaining traction and becoming a beacon of good practice for local authorities, the Metropolitan Police and other police forces.

Project Axis has effectively reshaped Hillingdon’s adolescent agenda and strategy.


Bronze Sponsors


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

Care 4 Children

Care 4 Children cares for children that have experienced severe trauma through past abusive experiences, specialising in sexual trauma and criminal exploitation, in addition to specialist fostering placements.

Our aim is to rebuild the lives of children through unrivalled expertise. 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 adulthood.

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.


Unitas provides innovative and effective learning opportunities for young people in the care and criminal justice systems and for those who work with them.

We have worked with well over half of Youth Offending Teams and all 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).

Dr Alex Chard - YCTCS Ltd

We are a long established consultancy and research practice. We provide services to Youth Offending Teams, Children’s Services, Safeguarding Partners and YOT Boards, including:

  • Strategic Service Development, service reviews and mergers, leadership development and pre and post inspection support;
  • Publishing and Authoring, procedures for YOTs and Liaison and Diversion Services, protocols and service level agreements;
  • Creating Safer Services, through case reviews and frameworks and processes for case auditing and research.

ALTAR is a systemic framework we developed that considers abuse, loss, trauma and attachment affecting children. On behalf of a regional authority and a police and crime commissioner we have recently completed a nationally significant research project into eighty children in the justice system.

(ALTAR is a trademark of YCTCS Ltd).

Youth Justice Institute

The Youth Justice institute (YJI) was established in 2019. It comprises a consortium of key academic and operational organisations; the Universities of Derby, Suffolk, University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) the Open University, and the Association of Youth Offending Team (YOT) Managers, supported by the YJB and coordinated by Unitas.  The YJI will identify and disseminate the latest research and evaluation evidence to help practitioners, managers and volunteers in youth justice improve outcomes for young people.

Development of reflective practitioners who are confident in using theories of change, assessing relevant evidence and increasingly involved in self-evaluation will be a priority for the Institute.  This will be achieved through a comprehensive range of innovative learning resources for managers and practitioners in both custody and the community via The Youth Justice Institute Learning Hub

Glebe House

Underpinned by over 50 years successful provision of outstanding 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


At Servelec, we care about the future of vulnerable young people and the teams who are responsible for improving their future.

Core+, our single database solution, is specifically designed to minimises recording time, whilst providing accuracy and confidence in the data and reports.

We help you to reduce offending through early intervention. By integrating software solutions across social care, education, youth services and healthcare to share important information, we can help you save time and reduce paperwork freeing you up to do what you do best, care for others. We call this Digital Care, and we’re by your side.



The sporting offers that StreetGames and its partners create help young people to build the resilience and perspective they need to make good life choices. Our activities help young people to steer clear from the sorts of anti-social behaviour and low level crime that blights neighbourhoods, crease community tensions and earns some young people an unwanted reputation. We’ve also demonstrated how the work we do helps to build social capital and increase community cohesion, instilling pride in a community and encouraging more young people to mix with those outside of their traditional peer group.



Kibble is a specialist child and youth care charity and leading social enterprise. For over 160 years we have supported young people to manage past trauma, giving them care, an inspiring education, and the therapeutic supports to help them achieve their best.

Children and young people (aged 5 – 26) are supported by a full range of integrated services to ensure the best outcomes. By providing wrap-around support, with each service collaborating on the best approaches for the young person, we provide a consistent and structured environment.

Our practice is becoming increasingly trauma-informed and includes; education, residential care, day services, psychological and therapeutic support, foster care, secure care, employability and community housing.


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 through the delivery of management development courses and 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 Bulletins, conferences and other publicity. 

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.


i2N are an established IT supplier, providing strategic solutions for over 20 years to government with a strong focus on Justice and Security. Having delivered systems that are used across England and Wales (including the NPS, CRCs, Prisons, 150 local authorities), we pride ourselves on getting to know you and your business, to meet increasing complex needs within government.  Protecting your data is an ever-growing issue in today’s modern world. That’s why Security is at the heart of everything we do. We are ISO:27001 and Cyber Essentials Plus certified, with a dedicated Secure Operations Centre to ensure security and safety.