Guidance

Placing Welsh young people in custody

The Youth Custody Service (YCS) protocol for the placement of Welsh young people into secure accommodation.

Documents

The Youth Custody Service protocol for the placement of Welsh young people into secure accommodation

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Details

It covers the YCS commitment to place young people in accommodation which is most appropriate for their individual needs, particularly in order to support resettlement and reduce reoffending.

It also describes:

  • the types of custodial establishment available
  • the placement process
  • the role of the youth justice system

It should be read with:

Placing young people in custody: guide for youth justice practitioners

The Youth Custody Service Placement Team

Published 23 July 2015