Issue details

Youth Justice Plan 2018-2019

To review the draft Youth Justice Plan 2018/19 at appendix a, and agree for the plan to be

considered by full council.


The Youth Justice Plan (the plan) forms part of the council’s budget and policy framework and is reserved to full council to approve.


The plan is prepared on an annual basis on behalf of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and

Wrekin and Worcestershire councils. The basic plan preparation is undertaken by the West

Mercia Youth Justice Service according to the deadlines and content requirements set by the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (YJB).


The plan sets out how youth justice services across West Mercia are structured and resourced and identifies key actions to address identified risks to service delivery and improvement.


Under section 40 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, each council has a duty to produce a plan setting out how youth justice services in their area are provided and funded and how the youth offending service for the area is funded and composed, the plan is submitted to the YJB.


The plan for 2018/19 was prepared in June 2018 in line with guidance issued by the YJB in May2018. The draft plan was agreed by the West Mercia Youth Justice Service Management Board


Decision type: Budget and policy framework

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/07/2018

Decision due: 12 October 2018 by Council

Considered on: 27 September 2018 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet member children and families

Lead director: Director of Children and Families (Historic)

Contact: Chris Baird, Director for children and families Email: Tel: 01432 260264.

Agenda items


  • Youth Justice Plan 2018-2019