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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Justice remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the proposal by the President of the Family Division that children should be dealt with in new "problem-solving" courts. more like this
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Lord Laming more like this
star this property uin HL2938 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice works with other departments to achieve the best outcomes for children both outside and within the court process. We are committed to ensuring that young people in the youth justice system receive the support they need to prevent them from committing further offences, with youth offending teams leading a multi-agency approach involving the courts, children’s services and other local services as appropriate. We recognise that problem-solving approaches can provide alternatives to a traditional court process, and may lead to improved outcomes for children and their families. We are supportive of such approaches in family proceedings, for example Family Drug and Alcohol Courts and the current piloting of settlement conferences.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-11-20T17:50:11.17Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T17:50:11.17Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2079
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
989622
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-17more like thismore than 2018-10-17
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Justice remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has plans to improve the efficiency of the youth justice system; and what steps he is taking to reduce rates of youth re-offending. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 180824 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
star this property answer text <p>Reducing reoffending by children in the youth justice system is a key aim of the system. Although fewer young people are committing crimes for the first time, those who do are some of the most troubled in our society.</p><p> </p><p>We are continuing to work with the Home Office to deliver the Serious Violence Strategy, pursuing those responsible for crime, protecting victims and communities, and preventing vulnerable people from being exploited. This includes tackling the increase in serious violence and drug-related crime, with an emphasis on responding to county lines activity. This year the government has awarded £22 million for the Early Intervention Youth Fund to support local areas to tackle these problems. Learning from this fund will inform the upcoming £200 million Youth Endowment Fund, and will help deliver a public health approach to addressing serious violence.</p><p> </p><p>We also fund Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) to support young people at a local level, in partnership with other services (for example, police, health, education and social care). We have had significant success in reducing the under 18 custodial population in recent years.</p><p> </p><p>To improve safety and the life chances of children in custody we established the Youth Justice Reform Programme in 2017. We have expanded frontline capacity in Young Offender Institutions by 20%, equating to over 120 new posts and we are introducing a new Youth Justice Specialist officer role in youth custody tied to a professional qualification in youth justice.</p><p> </p><p>We have developed a new approach to behaviour management in custody and are working with the NHS on a new approach to strengthen the provision of mental health care for young people. We are investing in the development of Enhanced Support Units for children with the most complex needs, one of which has already been opened at Feltham YOI, and are also developing plans for secure schools, with the aim of improving outcomes for young people in custody.</p><p> </p><p>Since the creation of our Youth Justice Reform Programme in 2017, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons reports have highlighted improvements in all the under-18 sites they have inspected. It’s promising to see our reforms are starting to have an impact on the ground, but we absolutely must continue to invest in system-wide reform to further improve safety and rehabilitative outcomes for children.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2018-10-22T15:29:09.323Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-22T15:29:09.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-10more like thismore than 2017-11-10
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Justice remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to tender contracts to private companies for the provision of youth justice services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 112321 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The safety and welfare of young people held in custody is our highest priority.</p><p> </p><p>Across the youth estate, we have been clear that a safe, decent, environment needs to be created to ensure effective rehabilitation. That is why we have a specific programme dedicated to youth justice reform and the Department is investing £64 million to reform youth custody, to enhance safety and improve outcomes for young people in our establishments.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government is committed to procuring youth justice services through open and fair competition to obtain quality outcomes and value for money for all young people whether in custody or being supervised in the community. Future contracts will continue to be commissioned from Public, Private and Third Sector organisations to secure the best services available within agreed financial limits.</p><p> </p><p>All sectors have a key role to play in delivering services across the Youth Justice Systems and it is essential we seek the highest levels of expertise when new contracted services are commissioned.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bracknell more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Phillip Lee more like this
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less than 2017-11-20T15:54:24.823Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T15:54:24.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Phillip Lee more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this