Revised National standards for youth justice services (November 2009).
Guidance for youth offending teams, community panel members and the courts on referral orders for young offenders (May 2009)
This guidance provides updated information on new provisions on referral orders that came into force in April 2009. It outlines how the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 gives more flexibility and allows wider use of referral orders.
Consultation on the British Crime Survey extension to cover under 16s: Response from the Home Office (December 2008)
Youth Crime Action Plan (July 2008)
Interim findings from the research study into the developing relationship between youth offending teams (YOTs) and children's trusts (2006)
Every Child Matters: Change for children in the criminal justice system (2004)
All of the agencies involved in the criminal justice system have an important role in helping young people achieve the five Every Child Matters outcomes. Local change for children programmes will follow the multi-disciplinary approach already adopted by the criminal justice system in areas such as youth offending teams (YOTs).
Developments in which the youth justice workforce will be particularly involved include:
- Statutory children and young people's plans (CYPPs) setting out how joined-up services will be provided (youth justice plans will remain a separate statutory requirement). These have been mandatory since April 2006.
- Local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs), the statutory successors to non-statutory area child protection committees (ACPCs).
- Databases of children in each LA area, containing information relevant to their welfare. This will have far-reaching implications for all of the agencies within the Criminal Justice System
All qualifications within the Youth Justice National Qualifications Framework will address the six Common Core competencies applicable to everyone working with children, young people and their families.
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Last updated on 01/12/2009