Join the Manchester Centre for Youth Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Greater Manchester Youth Justice Services at this free re-launch event of the revised PYP framework. Originally co-created with justice-involved children and developed and embedded over the last five years across the Greater Manchester region, PYP has been revised and updated to take account of current research evidence.
At a moment in time when the English ad Welsh youth justice system is advocating for a child-first approach to working with children, this event will provide an opportunity for professionals across the youth justice system, academics, and students to hear from researchers who developed PYP and youth justice professionals who have embedded PYP in their practice. They will talk about ways in which the PYP framework has led to better outcomes for children.
There will be plenty of opportunities for interactive discussions about the enablers and barriers to meaningful participation in youth justice systems.
Confirmed speakers include:
Prof. Hannah Smithson, Director of Manchester Centre for Youth Studies
Thomas Lang, Head of Service, Manchester Youth Justice
Anne Longfield CBE, Chair of the Commission on Young Lives
Gess Horner-Aird, CEO of Kinetic Youth
Esther Horner-Aird,Deputy Director of Youth Work at the NYA
Paul Axon, CEO of Positive Steps
Hazel Williamson, Senior Safeguarding Manager Youth Custody Service