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By Maggie Blyth, Chris Wright, Robert Newman

During the last decade, the reformed formative years justice approach has visible raises within the numbers of kids and kids in custody, a pointy upward thrust in indeterminate sentences and the continued deaths of younger prisoners. the most important share of investment in formative years justice at nationwide point is spent on delivering locations for kids and teenagers who've been remanded and sentenced to custody. The ebook of the "Youth Crime motion Plan" in the course of 2008 and the expanding emphasis on early intervention presents a framework to think about back the interplay among neighborhood providers and safe residential placements. This record brings jointly contributions from major specialists on adolescents and legal justice to significantly learn present coverage and practice.There are very important questions for either coverage and perform on no matter if the configuration of the present safe property reduces reoffending or no matter if different kinds of residential placements are greater. The record seems to be at present techniques to the sentencing and custody of kids and kids, prevention of reoffending and a variety of substitute regimes.

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Line-management arrangements cannot therefore be specific to the circumstances relevant for the management of services for children and young people. 25 Children and young people in custody Secure training centres The four secure training centres (STCs) are privately owned, built and run to specific contract specifications set out by the YJB. They are smaller than the establishments within the Prison Service estate, ranging from 40 to 80 places. The centres provide places for both boys and girls, and there is a dedicated unit for mothers and babies at one centre.

Line-management arrangements for these units vary according to the particular structure of the managing authority. Although they are commonly located within the children’s services directorate, the actual tier of management, where both the line manager and the manager of the establishment sit, varies considerably. The external manager is likely to have broad responsibilities across the service and the very specific demands that arise in managing secure facilities are often difficult to balance with the more general demands of children’s services management.

Waiton, S. (2008) The politics of antisocial behaviour: Amoral panics, London: Routledge. 21 Children and young people in custody YJB (Youth Justice Board) (2003) Annual review 2002/2003: Gaining ground in the community, London: YJB. YJB (2004) Annual review 2003/2004: Building in confidence, London: YJB. YJB (2005) Strategy for the Secure Estate for Children and Young People, London: YJB. YJB (2007a) Youth Justice annual statistics 2005/6, London: YJB. YJB (2007b) Annual report and accounts 2006/7, London: YJB.

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