THIS LEADING IN COLOUR SPOTLIGHT BRIEFING ON ‘JUST FAIR’ IS BOTH AN URGENT CALL TO ACTION AND A HELPFUL RESOURCE TO SUPPORT AND CHALLENGE LEADERS TO FIND WAYS TO ENABLE BLACK CHILDREN TO GROW UP SAFELY AND WELL IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND STAY OUT OF THE YOUTH JUSTICE SYSTEM.
Youth Justice is simply but powerfully about children, their lives and life-chances, their traumas and their needs. We can support and help them as children or we can write them off as offenders. Which choice will you make?
As a racially just leader what will you do NOW to make sure that locally, ‘Just how it is’ is ‘Just Fair’ for every child?
What's in this publication for you?
Getting to ‘Just Fair’ – why it’s so important and so urgent
Why You and Why Now? – a direct and personal challenge to you
‘Just Fair’ – challenges you to reflect on your own contribution and commitment to being a racially just leader… and the system challenges, conversations and commitments for change you can and should lead
Six ‘If Only’ conversations and commitments to lead to change and impact:
with Early Years practitioners
with Family Support services
with Children’s Social Care
with local Youth Justice system partners
A Call to Action to you as a racially just leader to make sure that ‘Just how it is’ is ‘Just Fair’ for every child, right now
Resources to help:
Conversations to support leaders in this work
Assurances and Commitments local leaders will want to seek
A Curated Resource of tools, approaches, blogs, podcasts and publications in this space
And the last word: an end note from Jane Parfrement, Chief Executive of The Staff College, to encourage, energise and challenge you to be a racially just leader in this space…NOW!