Decision details

Youth Justice Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This statutory Plan sets out how the work of preventing youth offending will be taken forward.


Approved at Cabinet and Council.


RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet:


2.1  Agreed the Youth Justice Plan fulfils the requirements of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and can be submitted to the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales;

2.2  Adopted the Youth Justice Plan as part of the Council’s Policy and Budget Framework that can be accommodated within the Council budget;

2.3  Noted that the Youth Offending Service Management Board is responsible for ensuring delivery and ask the relevant Development and Scrutiny Panel to oversee performance.

Reasons for the decision:

Preparation of a Youth Justice Plan is required under Section 40 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. The national Youth Justice Board for England and Wales has published guidelines for its completion and requires it to be submitted by 5 August 2019.

All work with young people at risk of offending or re-offending takes full account of their status as children before their status as potential offenders and prioritises safeguarding them within their communities as well as in their family settings.

Alternative options considered:


Report author: Sally Churchyard

Publication date: 10/07/2019

Date of decision: 10/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/07/2019

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