About health and well-being needs assessment
This section provides background information about health and well-being needs assessment (HWBNA) in the youth justice system (YJS). It is designed to help with your discussions about how to get going on a HWBNA, as well as offering more detail about some of the issues touched on in the community and secure setting HWBNA templates.
Whichever part of the YJS your HWBNA relates to – the community or a secure setting – it is important to bring a whole-system approach to the work. Good community services are needed to support young people before and after their time in a secure setting, and strong links between professionals will ease the transitions that have to be made. See the diagram of the Youth Justice Continuum below (you can also download a pdf of this diagram.)
This section covers:
CJS: Criminal Justice System
CPS: Crown Prosecution Service
YJS: Youth Justice System
YJLD: Youth Justice Liaison and Diversion
YOT: Youth Offending Team
YPSE: Young People's Secure Estate
This diagram was produced by the Department of Health for the HWBNA toolkit, April 2012.