The national standards for youth justice services are for youth offending teams and other professionals working with children in the justice system.
The Youth Justice Board checks services to make sure these standards are met, on behalf of the Justice Secretary.
The current standards were published in April 2013 and the purpose of this consultation is to get feedback from the sector on revised standards.
These draft revised standards were created with support from a range of experts working in the sector, regulatory bodies, inspectorates and other government departments. They are based on our ‘child first, offender second’ principle and are outcomes focussed.