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Youth offending teams work with young people that get into trouble with the law, are arrested, or taken to court, and help them stay away from crime.
Why children are sent to custody, what it's like, visiting, advice and support
Anyone under 18 who is sentenced to custody is sent to a secure centre for…
The child is interviewed by the reception officer as soon as they arrive.…
Time in custody is spent: in education learning skills to get a job or to…
You must arrange your visit first. Contact the secure centre to find out…
For advice or support, a child can speak to a member of staff, for…
Advocacy services are run by children’s charities and are confidential. A…
The Howard League might be able to offer legal advice and help to children…
The home of Youth Justice Board for England and Wales on GOV.UK. We are a non-departmental public body responsible for overseeing the youth justice system in England and Wales.
Youth crime prevention programmes - how young people are put on a programme, what they're like, mentoring and involving parents and families.
This manual is for youth justice service practitioners and managers.
Contact details for youth justice services in England and Wales.
Youth justice statistics.
Contact details for youth justice services in London.
Parents can get in trouble with the law if their child gets arrested - find out about parenting programmes, Parenting Contracts and Parenting Orders
Youth justice annual statistics for 2021 to 2022 for England and Wales.
From 1 April 2023 youth justice services will report on 10 new key performance indicators (KPIs) as part of improved monitoring by the Youth Justice Board (YJB)
A blog by Keith Fraser, YJB Chair and Board Champion for Over-Represented Children.
We are a non-departmental public body responsible for overseeing the youth justice system in England and Wales.
These standards define the minimum expectation for all agencies that provide statutory services to ensure good outcomes for children in the youth justice system.
Information on the types of report, including pre-sentence reports, how they are used and what they should contain. It also includes information on how to manage court orders and specific requirements including electronic mo…
Contact details for youth justice services in North West in England.
Contact details for youth justice services in the South West of England.
Advice and information on how to work with children in contact with the youth justice system. It covers building relationships, supervision, developing interventions, meeting different needs, safeguarding, work with victims,…
The Youth Justice Board (YJB) has appointed Steph Roberts-Bibby as the permanent Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Contact details for youth justice services in the Midlands.
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