Children and the court system: staff factsheet

Download your ready-made resources here

Share this factsheet with your staff to make sure they know:

  • How children might interact with the court system
  • How this might affect a child
  • What signs to look out for that could suggest a child is being affected
  • What staff should do if they have concerns

You could either use it as a basis for talking about the issue at a staff meeting, or send it around for staff to read themselves.

Want to make it more interactive? 

If you want to have more of a discussion about the issue at a staff meeting, try these questions:

  • What warning signs that a child isn’t coping would you look out for?
  • How might this affect a child's learning?
  • As a school, how can we make sure we’re aware of and supporting children who have been victims of, or witness to, crimes  while maintaining confidentiality where needed?
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