We are pleased to announce winners of the 2021 John Hawkins Award:
Wakefield Youth Justice Service’s
‘Holistic Approach to Education, Inclusion and Well Being.’
Wakefield’s approach included locating funding streams and grants to develop a bespoke and multi-disciplinary workforce approach to complement existing staff structures that would
enable the provision of a meaningful education and health support pathway, and voluntary support package that would complement the statutory aspect youth justice provision.
The judges, young people working with Hampshire’s ‘Therapeutic Wellbeing Officers’ were impressed by the entries and said they chose Wakefield’s Approach to education inclusion and Wellbeing Approach because:
‘We feel it is a good project that is relevant to all young people.’
They were particularly impressed with the approach to developing young people’s skills to try and improve successful engagement in education.
‘If you don’t know how to ask for help it can affect you, you need to know how to ask for help so you can get it’.