Job title: Children & Young Persons PC Grade: Constable Role code: EPCY0102 Status: Police Limited Duties Category: B - full Policing nofullshfts
Main purpose of the role:
The overarching aim of this role will be to identify and resolve issues involving young people within the community who are most at risk of becoming repeat offenders or at serious risk of harm/vulnerability. The CYP will act as a specific point of contact (SPOC) to Community Policing teams on how to manage youth investigations committed on education establishments or residential care homes.
They will also be the SPOC for their district to guide officers on the compliance of F0403 Youth Out of Court Disposals. The CYP will ensure referrals and interventions are offered to young people at risk of offending or victimisation (including sexual and criminal exploitation) within their districts through collaborative working with partnership agencies, parents, teachers, youth offending teams and other community leaders.
They will engage with young people in senior schools to support a partnership approach in keeping young people safe, reducing crime and anti-social behaviour in the community and dealing with safeguarding issues thereby creating a safe learning environment for young people.
Alongside colleagues in community policing teams, investigate crimes committed by young people on education establishments and residential care homes.
Following the out of court disposal panel process, deliver CR+ and Youth Caution outcomes within agreed time limits. (5 working days following panel decision advice update for CR+ and 5 working days from receipt of MG14 for Conditional Caution).
Execute any outstanding warrants / curfew requirements / arrests of young people who are on a current statutory conditional caution or court order with the Youth Offending Service.
Attend statutory multi-agency consultation meetings for Criminal Behaviour Orders, Injunctions and Community Protection Warning/Notices to identify appropriate and proportionate conditions. Support young person to comply with conditions if subsequently made subject to an Order.
Undertake tasks relating to the management of identified key young offenders within the community by attending the Youth Offending Team (YOT) Case Management Forum and Case Planning & Review meetings to agree co-working of identified young people.
Work with / facilitate work with young people at risk of criminal exploitation or gang association.
Work collaboratively with the Youth Offending Service in accordance with Youth justice Plans, with particular regard to policing responsibilities and prevention of offending and reoffending by children and young people.
Enhance close working links with local policing command and agencies such as Early Help, MASH, MACE, YOT and Partner agencies to develop problem solving solutions to crime, anti-social behaviour and safeguarding issues to assist victims and potential perpetrators.
Providing visible and familiar contact with the school staff and pupils, delivering key district police crime and safeguarding messages.
Gather and share information and intelligence with schools to identify young people at risk of harm or involved with crime in accordance with local arrangements.
Involvement in multi-agency case conferences and panels, both within the school environment and outside, for students coming to notice via offending/vulnerability referrals.
Use of Restorative Justice whenever possible to resolve and deal with incidents affecting pupils as appropriate.
Required to work a six on, three off shift pattern covering the hours 0800 2300,as necessary according to the operational needs of the district.
Analyse Critically (Level 1)
I recognise the need to think critically about issues. I value the use of analysis and testing in policing. I take in information quickly and accurately. I am able to separate information and decide whether it is irrelevant or relevant and its importance. I solve problems proactively by understanding the reasons behind them, using learning from evidence and my experiences to take action. I refer to procedures and precedents as necessary before making decisions. I weigh up the pros and cons of possible actions, thinking about potential risks and using this thinking to inform our decisions. I recognise gaps and inconsistencies in information and think about the potential implications. I make decisions in alignment with our mission, values and the Code of Ethics.
Collaborative (Level 1)
I work cooperatively with others to get things done, willingly giving help and support to colleagues. I am approachable, and explain things well so that I generate a common understanding. I take the time to get to know others and their perspective in order to build rapport. I treat people with respect as individuals and address their specific needs and concerns. I am open and transparent in my relationships with others. I ensure I am clear and appropriate in my communications.
Deliver, Support and Inspire (Level 1)
I take on challenging tasks to help to improve the service continuously and support my colleagues. I understand how my work contributes to the wider police service. I understand it is part of my collective responsibility to deliver efficient services. I take personal responsibility for making sure that I am working effectively to deliver the best service, both individually and with others. I am conscientious in my approach, working hard to provide the best service and to overcome any obstacles that could prevent or hinder delivery. I support the efficient use of resources to create the most value and to deliver the right impact. I keep up to date with changes in internal and external environments. I am a role model for the behaviours I expect to see in others and I act in the best interests of the public and the police service.
Emotionally Aware (Level 1)
I treat others with respect, tolerance and compassion. I acknowledge and respect a range of different perspectives, values and beliefs within the remit of the law. I remain calm and think about how to best manage the situation when faced with provocation. I understand my own emotions and I know which situations might affect my ability to deal with stress and pressure. I ask for help and support when I need it. I understand the value that diversity offers. I communicate in clear and simple language so that I can be easily understood by others. I seek to understand the thoughts and concerns of others even when they are unable to express themselves clearly.
Innovative and Open-minded (Level 1)
I demonstrate an openness to changing ideas, perceptions and ways of working. I share suggestions with colleagues, speaking up to help improve existing working methods and practices. I constantly reflect on my own way of working and periodically review processes and procedures for continuous improvements. I adapt to change and am flexible as the need arises while encouraging others to do the same. I learn from my experiences and do not let myself be unduly influenced by preconceptions.
Take Ownership (Level 1)
I actively identify and respond to problems. I approach tasks with enthusiasm, focusing on public service excellence. I regularly seek feedback to understand the quality of my work and the impact of my behaviour. I recognise where I can help others and willingly take on additional tasks to support them, where appropriate. I give feedback to others that I make sure is understandable and constructive. I take responsibility for my own actions, I fulfil my promises and do what I say I will. I will admit if I have made a mistake and take action to rectify this. I demonstrate pride in representing the police service. I understand my own strengths and areas for development and take responsibility for my own learning to address gaps.
I take into account individual needs and requirements in all of my actions. I understand that treating everyone fairly does not mean everyone is treated the same. I always give people an equal opportunity to express their views. I communicate with everyone, making sure the most relevant message is provided to all. I value everyone's views and opinions by actively listening to understand their perspective. I make fair and objective decisions using the best available evidence. I enable everyone to have equal access to services and information, where appropriate.
I always act in line with the values of the police service and the Code of Ethics for the benefit of the public. I demonstrate courage in doing the right thing, even in challenging situations. I enhance the reputation of my organisation and the wider police service through my actions and behaviours. I challenge colleagues whose behaviour, attitude and language falls below the public's and the service's expectations. I am open and responsive to challenge about my actions and words. I declare any conflicts of interest at the earliest opportunity. I am respectful of the authority and influence my position gives me. I use resources effectively and efficiently and not for personal benefit.
Public Service (Accredited)
I act in the interest of the public, first and foremost. I am motivated by serving the public, ensuring that I provide the best service possible at all times. I seek to understand the needs of others to act in their best interests. I adapt to address the needs and concerns of different communities. I tailor my communication to be appropriate and respectful to my audience. I take into consideration how others want to be treated when interacting with them. I treat people respectfully regardless of the circumstances. I share credit with everyone involved in delivering services.
I ensure that my decision-making rationale is clear and considered so that it is easily understood by others. I am clear and comprehensive when communicating with others. I am open and honest about my areas for development and I strive to improve. I give an accurate representation of my actions and records. I recognise the value of feedback and act on it. I give constructive and accurate feedback. I represent the opinions of others accurately and consistently. I am consistent and truthful in my communications. I maintain confidentiality appropriately.
Community Partnerships (Level 4)
Manage partnership arrangements which address local community and agency needs and contribute to the reduction of crime and disorder. Example: Identify, develop and sustain effective working relationships with the local community representatives and agency stakeholders. Consult the representatives and stakeholders to identify specific problems that need addressing. Identify opportunities to develop partnership agreements. Develop a clear rationale for the partnership agreement. Identify and negotiate roles within the partnership. Identify the resources required to implement the agreement, the capability of each partner and the resources that they can therefore contribute. Take action to secure additional resources as required. Ensure the agreement incorporates targets and timescales, protocols, accountability mechanisms and performance review systems in drawing up the agreement. Adopt best values principles. Request feedback regarding the effectiveness of the agreement and analyse the results at partnership level. Review and modify the agreement in conjunction with partners.
Crime Investigation (Level 3)
Able to identify offences and offenders. Able to conduct street identifications Completes routine interviews to determine and establish events and identify potential witnesses. Plans and prepares further actions. Has an awareness of other agencies and the assistance they can give in providing information and/or assistance with the investigation. Collates all relevant information into appropriate written form, providing reports of a sufficient clarity and quality to enable the evidence contained to be used to further the investigation. Able to gather or preserve any physical evidence at the scene. Able to investigate basic intelligence/information gained in order to validate it where necessary and/or prepare further work from it.
Drugs (Level 4)
Has detailed knowledge of all types of drugs and paraphernalia used to administer and manufacture illegal substances. Has specialist knowledge of drugs related offences, relevant legislation, the evidence required to support further investigation and draws upon the support and assistance of other experienced officers and interested agencies. Regularly and effectively participates in operations which tackle the investigation of drug related crime. Aware of drugs profit confiscation legislation and basic informant handling procedures.
Family Liaison (Level 3)
Provide a documented communication channel between the investigation manager and the family, ensuring that families are treated appropriately professionally, with respect and in accordance with their cultural and diverse needs. Example: Consult with the investigation manager to establish a working strategy for dealing with the family. Contribute to and preserve the integrity of the investigation. Gather evidence and information including victim impact statements from the family, in accordance with service policy. Keep family regularly updated on the progress of investigation in line with the agreed strategies. All police/family interactions must be accurately recorded in the family liaison log. Facilitate family access to appropriate sources of assistance and support, which may include outside agencies. Inform the family of the relevant judicial processes and procedures. Ensure that they are aware of the necessary court etiquette, where required. Provide information and evidence to the investigation manager and investigating team in accordance with policy and procedures. Advise the investigation manager of any issue that may require immediate attention, maintaining a written record as required.
Health & Safety (Level 3)
Has a basic understanding of Health and Safety issues affecting the current role and working environment. Takes responsibility for personal safety and the safety of others. Aware of hazards and reports problems identified to line manager. Understands and minimises the physical risk of injury through the use of proper manual handling procedures.
Information Gathering & Analysis (Level 4)
Is able to identify reliable and appropriate sources of information and select methods of gathering information which are efficient and effective. Has a working knowledge of legislation and policy relevant to the collection, recording, storage and distribution of information.
Information Management & Technology (Level 4)
Can conduct basic computer searches and can correctly interpret data generated. Can create and amend records, according to role requirement. Knows established rules and protocols. Understands impact of data quality, and is self-monitoring on data quality issues.
Knowledge of Legislation and Policy (Level 5)
Has a thorough understanding of the responsibilities of the police and all other participants in the legal process. Has overall responsibility for advising other officers on the application of all legislation, policy and procedure relevant to the current role. Confident in the application of the complaints procedure and policy, able to initiate an investigation, where this is warranted, and secure relevant evidence.
Mgmt of Police Information (MOPI) (Level 4)
Full compliance with Level 3. Has successfully completed all standard relevant Information Management and Security training package(s). Accurate use of Government Security Classification (GSC). Ensures physical and digital records are stored with appropriate security relevant to the sensitivity of the documents and has working understanding of appropriate National Retention Schedules. Is able to quality assure own records management processes as well as those of any staff for whom they have supervisory responsibility. Is aware of where to seek further support in relation to Records management within force when necessary. If nominated as an Information Asset Assistant is familiar with the NPCC Information Asset Owners Handbook.
Research Techniques (Level 4)
Has a thorough understanding of research methods and is able to fully utilise these for a range of research projects. Able to analyse reports and data produced by other individuals/ organisations and extract relevant details to support the project in hand. Produces a range of options for consideration. Aware of the financial, organisational and service delivery implications of options.
Risk Management (Level 3)
Demonstrates an awareness of personal risk management issues, challenges or difficulties likely to affect the post holder in the execution of their duties. Able to anticipate risks likely to affect their work and knows how to communicate the likelihood and possible impacts of such events to line managers or supervisors.
Training (Level 3)
Able to present and convey ideas and new/ revised procedures, on a one to one or group basis, to a logical and well structured plan. Aware of a variety of training techniques, tools and principles.
Victim Support (Level 4)
Good working knowledge of victim support techniques both internal and external to the organisation. Able to support victims and other interested parties during an investigation which may lead to a court case. Able to act as an advisor for other staff on support services available.
Vulnerable Victims (Level 5)
Familiar with the requirement to maintain police records and/or produce statistical returns regarding all forms of vulnerable victims. Maintains an overview of such matters with social services and any other interested parties in order to assist the CPS at Court when a prosecution or care proceedings are initiated.