Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Caught in the Youth Justice System!

Marius Frank looks at the findings on securing better outcomes for SEND children involved with the Youth Justice System.
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There is a high incidence of young people with special educational needs in the youth justice system. For all those who enter the system with EHC Plans/Statements of SEN or additional needs, there are more than double this number who enter the system with unidentified needs. They have gone through the education system, without their needs being ‘picked up’. There is a moral imperative on society, and particularly on youth offending teams across the country to do something about it, to secure better outcomes for these young people. In this article Marius Frank looks at a Department for Education funded project, which aims to do just that and is having promising results.

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