Protected time for education in YOIs

Guidance on protected time for education in public sector under-18 young offender institutions.


Protected Education – 60/40 Split

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From 17 August 2015, 60% of the time allocated for education of young people in public sector under-18 young offender institutions is protected, with no avoidable absences permitted. This policy is known as the ‘60/40 split’.

This guidance document sets out which activities are permitted within the protected 60% of time allocated for education and those allowed during the unprotected 40%. It also includes site-specific timetables and guidance on booking appointments and professional visits.

Published 30 July 2015