Young people in Youth Custody: A practice guide

Written by Council for Disabled ChildrenDate 30 Jun 2016

This practice guide is aimed at those working to improve outcomes for young offenders who have or may have special educational needs.

The resource draws on discussions with local authority Youth Offending Teams and SEN Teams, Young Offender Institutions and other secure establishments, local education, health and social care professionals and NHS England at events organised by the Council for Disabled Children with the National Development Team for Inclusion between October 2015 and March 2016. The events were held to raise awareness and understanding of the Children and Families Act duties and discuss their implications for local practice.

Part 1

  • A summary of the Children and Families Act duties on supporting children and young people with special educational needs in youth custody;
  • Information and key questions for strategic leaders in developing local policies, commissioning services and establishing systems to meet the new duties; and

Part 2

  • Information and key questions to help those putting the new duties into day to day practice.