;This is a one-off publication, with the focus on episodes children and young people spent in custody which ended between 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. In previous years, these statistics have been included in the annual Youth Justice Statistics, however due to a change in data source and subsequent methodology, these are being published separately for 2016/17. Data for the year ending March 2018 will be included in the Youth Justice Statistics, 2017/18 publication.
Pre-release access of up to 24 hours is granted to the following persons:
Ministry of Justice
Secretary of State, Minister of State, Permanent Secretary, Director General of Offender Reform and Commissioning Group, Director General HMPPS, Director of Analytical Services, Head of Youth Justice Analysis, Director of Youth Justice Policy and Commissioning, Deputy Director of Youth Custody Service, Head of Information of Youth Custody Service, Chief Statistician, and the relevant special advisers, statisticians, policy officers and press officers.
Youth Justice Board
Chair of the YJB, CEO of YJB, Head of Evidence and Effective Practice and the relevant statisticians and communication officers.