Issue details

The Kent Youth Justice Plan 2012.13

Approval of the County’s Annual Youth Justice Plan – this is a statutory duty (S40, Crime & Disorder Act 1998)


How the decision relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives


The Plan sets out how the youth justice services in the county will meet the principal aim of the youth justice system, “to prevent offending by children and young people”. A significant percentage of the youth offending population are amongst the most vulnerable children in the county and are drawn from communities most at risk of poor health outcomes. The Plan details how the youth offending teams, and the statutory partners, will work towards the improvement of health and education, training & employment outcomes, including providing the opportunity for a small number to participate in the apprenticeship scheme for vulnerable learners. The teams will also be integral to the partnership strategies, community budgets and troubled families.     


Impact/costs and risks of proposed decision




Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Decision due: September 2012 by County Council

Department: Customer & Communities Directorate

Contact: Nigel Baker, Head of Integrated Youth Services Email: Tel: 01622 696569.

Consultation process



Aims and level(s) of consultation

The Plan is being submitted to the Corporate Management Team, the Cabinet Committee for Customers and Communities and the Cabinet

Key consultee groups

The County Youth Justice Board – the partnership grouping responsible for the management of youth justice services in the county.

Start and finish dates of consultation.

The consultation within the County Council will be completed by the 9th July and the paper and Plan are being submitted to the County Youth Justice Board on the 28th June

The Plan includes a commitment to diversity and the monitoring of outcomes achieved.

The paper supporting the submission of the Plan will reflect any changes to the Plan that have been agreed as a result of the consultation process. 


Informing Only (Who and when)



Has the matter already been discussed by a Cabinet Committee? If not when will be it discussed by the Cabinet Committee and the date of the meeting


Scheduled for submission to the Cabinet Committee for Customer and Communities on the 6th July and the Cabinet on the 9th July


Is the matter referred to in your Business Plan or Medium Term Capital Programme?


Yes, integral to the Unit Operating Plan for Integrated Youth Services


Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision? Is it all Members?


All Members.

Financial implications: Nigel Baker -Head of Integrated Youth Services 01622 696569 -

Equalities implications: The Plan directly impacts on a county-wide service

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