Ahead of the National Youth Justice Conference 2019, keynote speaker Dr Tim Bateman (Deputy Chair of the National Association for Youth Justice, Reader in Youth Justice at the University of Bedfordshire and CYCJ Associate) will lead the discussion at this roundtable.
In England, there are currently no girls in Young Offenders Institutions (YOIs), and special provision is made for under 18s so that they are separate from young adults. A Secure School system is currently being piloted by the Government, with a view to replacing YOIs and secure care units. Dr Bateman will discuss these initiatives and share the lessons that have been learnt and best practice examples.
This is an excellent opportunity to meet and engage with Dr Bateman, and a valuable contribution to the dialogue around keeping children out of adult institutions and the future of secure care in the United Kingdom. The Roundtable is open to all, but particularly those with an interest in the secure care estate and solutions for 16 and 17 year olds involved in offending behaviour.
The Roundtable will take place on Tuesday, June 18, between 2pm-4pm, in Room 104 (Lord Hope Building, University of Strathclyde, 141 St James Road, G4 0LT). Refreshments will be provided. If you wish to attend, please respond to Charlotte Morris by Friday, June 14th. Places are limited so will be allocated on a first come first served basis.