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Consultation on secure estate for young offenders

A public consultation on the future shape of the youth secure estate was launched by the Ministry of Justice and the Youth Justice Board.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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A fall in both youth crime and the number of young people in custody means the secure estate has been going through a period of change.

The consultation asks for people’s views on a proposed strategy for the organisation of the under-18 secure estate for the years 2011/12 to 2014/15 including:

  • Principles and priorities governing the secure estate
  • Developing enhanced units to better meet the particular needs of young people
  • Reorganising the estate in response to decreasing demand
  • The regime for young people in custody
  • The longer-term future of the secure estate

The consultation forms part of the Government’s aim to ensure better outcomes for young people and the community.

Published 19 July 2011