Children and Young People with SEN in Youth Custody

Written by Council for Disabled ChildrenDate 03 Mar 2015

The provisions in the Children and Families Act setting out the new legal framework for children and young people with SEN in youth custody will commence on 1st April 2015.

The new legal framework applies to children and young people aged 18 and under in Young Offender Institutions, Secure Training Centres and Secure Children’s Homes. It applies to children and young people who are on remand, have been sentenced or children who have been voluntarily detained in Secure Children’s Homes. 

This resource will be useful for anyone woking with a child or young person in youth custody. It contains checklists and helpful guides to help them implement the new framework.