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Recommendation to Council: Youth Justice Management Plan

Meeting: 09/10/2019 - Cabinet (Item 5)

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The Youth Justice Management Plan forms part of the Council’s Policy Framework. Taking into account comments made by the Children’s and Families Scrutiny Committee on 18 July 2019, Cabinet to recommend that the plan be adopted by Full Council.

 

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Decision:

Having considered all of the information, including representations from the Children and Families Scrutiny Committee meeting on 18 July 2019, alternative options and the reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

 

RESOLVED to

 

Recommend that the Youth Justice Plan 2019/20 (Appendix 1 if the decision report) be presented to Full Council for approval.  

 

Minutes:

Cllr Richard Boyles, Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years presented the Draft Youth Justice Plan 2019/20 (Appendix 1 of the decision report) for consideration. Subject to cabinet agreement, the report to be presented to the Full Council meeting on 27 November 2019 for approval.

 

Cllr Boyles informed Cabinet that the Council, working with statutory partners, (Police, Health and Probation Services), had a duty to publish an Annual Youth Justice Plan, outlining the funding and activities of the Youth Offending Service.

 

Local Governance for the Youth Offending Service is provided by the Gloucestershire Youth Justice Partnership Board, (GYJPB), comprising senior representatives from each of the statutory partners, (listed above), and local partner agencies.

 

Cllr Boyles confirmed that the Gloucestershire Youth Offending Service was performing well, (in comparison with national and statistical comparators), in key areas of performance. These included use of custody, re-offending and first time entrants to the Criminal Justice System.

 

The 2019/20 Youth Justice Plan was previously considered by the Gloucestershire Youth Justice Partnership Board and at a national level by the Youth Justice Board. The plan was found to be comprehensive, (the highest grading available in the quality assurance process). It was noted that the plan would continue to be subject to regular monitoring by the Youth Justice Partnership Board.

 

Having considered all of the information, including representations from the Children and Families Scrutiny Committee meeting on 18 July 2019, alternative options and the reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

 

RESOLVED to

 

Recommend that the Youth Justice Plan 2019/20 (Appendix 1 of the decision report) be presented to Full Council for approval.