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Consultation on secure estate for young offenders

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

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


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