Westminster Legal Policy Forum

Next steps for youth justice reform - education, rehabilitation and the Youth Court

Morning, Tuesday, 11th July 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



Scheduled to consider options for policy following the response to Charlie Taylor’s Review of the Youth Justice System - which set out proposals to review governance frameworks and establish two new pilot ‘secure schools - this seminar will examine the future of youth justice services in England and Wales.


It follows the findings and recommendations of the Youth Custody Improvement Board - published in February 2017 - sessions will focus on what more can be done to improve the outcomes of young offenders, with discussion on the commissioning of education and health in custody, the future role of custodial staff in rehabilitation - including the creation of a new ‘Youth Justice Officer’ role in Young Offender Institutions - as well as the anticipated impact of the ‘secure schools’ pilot on custodial provision in the youth estate.


Delegates will also discuss the impact of changes to sentencing guidelines on the number of young offenders entering custody, as well as the future of the monitoring and accountability framework after both the Taylor review and the YCIB report cited concerns over cooperation between key agencies.


Further sessions will focus on how youth offending teams can improve rehabilitation outcomes of young offenders by meeting the resettlement needs of those transitioning from custody to community - particularly through the further integration of these teams with local health and social care services.


The conference is expected to bring together key policymakers with a range of stakeholders, including members of UK and devolved legislatures, senior officials from the MoJ, HMPPS and other relevant Departments, as well as YOI governors and staff representatives, YOTs and local government officials, service and outsourcing providers, charities, employers, training providers, lawyers, health practitioners and service-user networks, and further stakeholders across the criminal justice system, as well as academics and reporters from the national and trade press.



Guest of Honour

The Hon Mr Justice William Davis

Judicial Lead for Youth Justice in England and Wales; Director of Criminal Training, Judicial College and Presiding Judge, Northern Circuit

Guest of Honour

The Hon Mr Justice William Davis

Judicial Lead for Youth Justice in England and Wales; Director of Criminal Training, Judicial College and Presiding Judge, Northern Circuit

Keynote Speaker

John Drew

Director, Standing Committee for Youth Justice

Chairs

Lord Ramsbotham

Rt Hon the Lord McNally

former Chair, Youth Justice Board

Speakers

Professor Dame Sue Bailey

Chair, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Member, Youth Custody Improvement Board

Dr Nick Hindley

Consultant Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist, Thames Valley Forensic CAMHS, Lead Named Doctor for Children’s Safeguarding, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and National Clinical Lead for FCAMHS, NHS England

Henry Smithers

Head of Learning and Skills, HMYOI Feltham

Sally Garratt

Director of Operations, Novus

Lynne Hilson

Operations Manager, Sheffield Futures

Pippa Goodfellow

Youth Justice Lead, Nacro

Amarjit Dhanjal

Curriculum and Relationship Development Manager, OCN London

Adeela ahmed Shafi

Senior Lecturer in Education, School of Education, University of Gloucestershire