Youth Justice Bord

Children in Custody – Negative experiences underline the need for reform of YOI’s

Children in the five Young Offender Institutions (YOIs) in England and Wales are more negative about their treatment by staff, time out of cell and access to everyday essentials than those held in Secure Training Centres (STC), according to an analysis of the perceptions of their experiences in 2018-19. Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of […]

Children in Custody – Welcome signs of improvement but many still feel unsafe

Children in Custody 2017–18: An analysis of 12–18-year-olds’ perceptions of their experiences in secure training centres and young offender institutions Signs of improvement in youth custody establishments have yet to translate into greater feelings of safety for those detained, according to new analysis of the perceptions of children in custody. Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, […]

Children in Custody: Distance From Home – A Thematic Review.

Placing children in custody miles away from their home affected how many family visits they received, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. It didn’t, however, have a significant impact on other experiences of custody and could help some boys keep away from gang influence, he added. Today he published a report, The impact of distance […]

YJB Child Deaths In Custody – Lessons Learnt Report published

The YJB’s report Deaths of Children in Custody: Action Taken, Lessons Learnt explains the actions taken by the YJB in response to recommendations made by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, coroners and Serious Case Reviews, following the deaths of children in custody since 2000. It also identifies the work that still needs to be undertaken […]

INQUEST response to the YJB Child Deaths Report

INQUEST response to Youth Justice Board report on deaths of children in custody Deborah Coles, co-director of INQUEST said: “Whilst this report offers some insight into the Board’s learning from child deaths, it can be no substitute for a wider review. “INQUEST’s work on the deaths of children shows the same issues of concern repeat […]