The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) has created a child and young person friendly guide to Scotland’s new and improved Youth Justice Standards, on behalf of the Scottish Government.
‘How good your care and support should be: Standards for people working with children in conflict with the law’ was co-produced with Hannah Snow, who works with CYCJ, and pupils from The Robert Burns Academy in Cumnock.
Scotland’s Standards for People Working with Children in Conflict with the Law (known as ‘the Standards’) are intended to guide both strategic and operational services’ understanding of what is expected at each stage of a child’s journey through the justice system. The latest version was published in June 2021, replacing those Standards published in 2012.
The ten Standard themes cover Children’s Rights and Participation; Prevention and Early Intervention; Children’s Hearings System; Alternatives to Prosecution; Court and Judicial proceedings; Deprivation of Liberty; Assessing, reducing and managing risk of harm; Transitions; Victims; and Improving Outcomes.