To receive a report from the Director of Children’s Services in relation to the Youth Justice Annual Plan 2017-18.
The Panel received a report from the Director of Children’s Services which provided an overview of the work and an update of recent developments within Hampshire’s Youth Offending Team. The annual Hampshire Youth Justice Plan was also included.
Hampshire’s Youth Offending Team aims to prevent offending and reoffending by children and young people aged 10-17 years. This aim involves significant criminal justice statutory functions which include the assessment and supervision of children and young people subject to out of court disposals, court orders, custodial sentences and bail and remand.
In addition to the statutory functions, Hampshire’s YOT also has a significant investment in the prevention of offending, with the aim of diverting children and young people away from the criminal justice system at an earlier stage.
In response to questions members heard that;
Resolved: That the Children and Families Advisory Panel note the work of the Youth Offending Team and the Youth Justice Plan for Hampshire.