Youth Justice Practitioner Forums

The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) hosts and manages three forums themed on youth justice issues and areas.

These are safe, informal spaces in which to discuss policy, raise issues and generate ideas.

Anyone is welcome to attend who has an interest in the topics, from any background. Currently all forums are meeting online.

Read more about the Forums.


Our next Practitioner Forum features a presentation from Laura Paton of HMIP and James Black from the Care Inspectorate.  They will summarise the findings of the inspection and answer any questions attendees may have about where diversion goes next. This forum will take place on 7th March at 1pm via Teams.  To register for the forum please sign up here.

Contact for more information on forum dates.


View meeting dates for 2023. Contact to join and for more information.

Related reading

Framework for Risk Assessment Management and Evaluation (FRAME) with children aged 12-17

Managing risk of harm in the community:  This guide for practitioners and managers supports the implementation of children’s rights under Article 37b of the UNCRC, reducing the need to deprive children of their liberty, while maintaining the safety of children and others.

How to implement effective risk practice (CYCJ Info Sheet 77)

Balancing rights and risk: How can we get it right for children involved in violent behaviour?


Meetings in 2023

Tuesday 4th April

Tuesday 30th May

Tuesday 25th July

Tuesday 19th September

Tuesday 14th November

All meetings run from 10am-11.30am

Contact for more information on how to join.


This Forum will provide secure care practitioners with a safe space to meet and share good experiences, practice issues and receive specialist input. The group next meets on:

Tuesday, January 31 (2pm-3pm)

Thursday, March 30 (2pm-3pm)

Wednesday, May 31 (2pm-3pm)

Monday, July 31 (2pm-3pm)

Thursday, September 28 (2pm-3pm)

Thursday, November 30 (2pm-3pm)

Contact for more information.

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Children's and Young People's Centre for Justice
University of Strathclyde
Lord Hope Building, Level 6
141 St. James Road Glasgow G4 0LT

(0141) 444 8622

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