Children and young people in custody: Managing the Risk by Maggie Blyth, Chris Wright, Robert Newman

By Maggie Blyth, Chris Wright, Robert Newman

Over the past decade, the reformed adolescence justice method has obvious raises within the numbers of youngsters and kids in custody, a pointy upward push in indeterminate sentences and the ongoing deaths of younger prisoners. the biggest percentage of investment in early life justice at nationwide point is spent on offering areas for kids and teenagers who've been remanded and sentenced to custody. The booklet of the "Youth Crime motion Plan" in the course of 2008 and the expanding emphasis on early intervention presents a framework to think about back the interplay among neighborhood providers and safe residential placements. This record brings jointly contributions from prime specialists on youth and felony justice to seriously learn present coverage and practice.There are important questions for either coverage and perform on no matter if the configuration of the present safe property reduces reoffending or even if different kinds of residential placements are more advantageous. The record seems to be at present methods to the sentencing and custody of youngsters and kids, prevention of reoffending and more than a few substitute regimes.

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Daily routines The primary experience of young people in custody is in the daily routine of the living unit, whether that is on a wing in a YOI, or a unit in an STC or SCH. Of course, the more formal aspects of the regime – attendance at education and related programmes to address offending behaviour or health issues, including alcohol and drug abuse – are important. However, research is consistent in showing that the ways in which the daily routines of residential living are provided and delivered by staff have the greatest impact on the young people and also influence their response to the more formal aspects of their programme (Liebling et al, 1999; Ashmore, 2000; Lyon et al, 2000).

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Although sentence planning has long been part of the prison officer’s role, the more complex aspects of planning that are common in children’s services are not easily assimilated. Although the casework teams help in this area, there is still the issue of how casework decisions are accommodated within the daily routine of the prison wing and understood by the core team of prison officers. This problem is not unique to the Prison Service (there have always been issues in residential work of how the wider staff team implements casework decisions), but the organisation in the other settings and the more generally 30 Types of secure establishment focused approach to the needs of an adolescent group make it a more likely prospect that a consistent and well communicated approach will be achieved.

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