Participatory Youth Practice (PYP) is an evidence-based, research-informed framework of youth justice practice, developed through co-creation and participatory research with young people in Greater Manchester. It uses young people’s lived experiences, supported by academic theory and research evidence, to formulate a new approach to youth justice.
Participatory Youth Practice is based on a set of eight theoretically-framed principles for youth justice practice that were co-created with young people.
Our eight youth-led principles of youth justice practice, explained in the words of young people themselves through their creative lyric writing and presented in a creative and engaging video.
See our video, here (please note that the video contains strong language)…
This engagement framework consists of a series of session guides designed to help practitioners put the theory of Participatory Youth Practice into their sessions with young people.
The session guides are underpinned by the youth-led principles, providing practical advice and tips for working with young people in a youth justice setting.
Each resource can be downloaded and used to support a session.
Download our explanation of why participation is important here
Download our explanation of the importance of unpicking why here
Download our explantion of why acknowledging young people's life chances is so important here
Download our explanation of the importance of avoiding threats and sanctions here
Download our explanation of the importance and value of problem solving here
Download our explanation of the importance of finding better options here
Download our explanation of why developing young people's ambitions is important here
This out-of-court framework is underpinned by our youth-led principles, taking a problem-solving approach to out-of-court work in a youth justice setting.
The out-of-court practitioner resource can be downloaded below: