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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…
Parents can get in trouble with the law if their child gets arrested - find out about parenting programmes, Parenting Contracts and Parenting Orders
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.
Contact details for youth justice services 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.
Contact details for youth justice services in London.
Youth justice annual statistics for 2020 to 2021 for England and Wales.
Contact details for youth justice services in Wales.
Contact details for youth justice services in the East and South East England.
Contact details for youth justice services in the Midlands.
These standards define the minimum expectation for all agencies that provide statutory services to ensure good outcomes for children in the youth justice system.
We are a non-departmental public body responsible for overseeing the youth justice system in England and Wales.
Contact details for youth justice services in North West in England.
Contact details for youth justice services in South West and South Central of England.
Youth justice statistics.
Guidance for youth offending team practitioners and managers on how to work with children in the youth justice system.
Contact details for youth justice services in North East, Cumbria, Yorkshire & Humberside in England.
Advice for police and youth offending teams (YOT) on how to use out-of-court disposals for children and young people.
How to support implementation of AssetPlus: guidance for youth justice practitioners.
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