Between 2016 and 2021, Marius Frank was Youth Justice Lead at Achievement for All. A very two-year DfE-MoJ-sponsored project heralded a thriving partnership with the Association of Youth Offending Team Managers, which resulted in the Youth Justice SEND Quality Awards, involving nearly 60 teams across England.
The impact of this initiative was acknowledged through a Howard League Award for Innovation, and the ideas and creativity have not stopped there. In 2019, Marius began to adapt Emotion Coaching specifically for Youth Justice Teams, through the generous support of a three year charitable grant from the Fishmongers’ Company’s Charitable Trust.
Despite the unfortunate demise of Achievement for All, Marius, in partnership with the Association of Youth Offending Team Managers, is seeking new accreditation partners to continue the Youth Justice SEND Awards, and perhaps develop new pathways that encourage wider Child First partnership practice (The Youth Justice Board have signaled “Child First” as the core of their new three-year plan).
More announcements to follow!