Youth Justice Board to Pilot Supported Accommodation Scheme for Children In Custody
The Youth Justice Board (YJB) is working with London councils to establish a specialist supported accommodation programme as an alternative to placing young people in custody.
The board wants to pilot a bespoke supported setting to address the high number of young people from the capital placed in custody on remand due to the shortage of alternative accommodation.
The YJB says the pilot – which it hopes to begin running in 2023 – will test the use of small units of supported accommodation with five or fewer children.
It believes smaller units will achieve better outcomes for children and the community. It’s also aiming to minimise the traumatic impact of custody on children as this will reduce the likelihood of future offending behaviours. You can read more about it here YJB to pilot supported accommodation scheme for children in custody | CYP Now
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