The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) has co-produced a supplement to Scotland’s framework for children and young people aged 14-25 with additional support needs, who are making the transition to young adult life.
‘Children and young people in conflict with the law’ is a supplement to the Scottish Transitions Forum’s Principles of Good Transitions 3. This provides a framework to inform, structure and encourage the continual improvement of support for children and young people with additional support needs between the ages of 14 and 25 who are making the transition to young adult life. These principles apply equally to those children and young people who are vulnerable because they are in conflict with the law, or are at risk of being so.
The supplement was written by the Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ), with support from the Scottish Transitions Forum and the SOLD Network. It was created following discussion in the Improving Life Chances Implementation Group, project managed by CYCJ and governed by the Youth Justice Improvement Board.
It combines information for those working with children and young people in any setting (including the community, through services, at school or a residential environment) with the words of the young people themselves.
“It’s important for me to be a part of the plans and reports written about me, and for people to know the good things about me” (Young Person – Secure Care Standards)
Dr Gill Robinson, Chair, Improving Life Chances Implementation Group, Youth Justice Improvement Board, said:
“This publication is for everyone who works with children and young people who are in conflict with the law or at risk of this. It is relevant to all settings and all organisations and services that play a part in children and young people’s lives.”