SEND and Youth Justice Service - a professional guide

Advice for professionals about how the Youth Justice Service works for SEND for young people with SEND in North Yorkshire.

When a young person is released from custody, they would normally be released on licence conditions and would continue to receive support from the Youth Justice Service. This includes information, advice and guidance support from the Youth Justice Service education liaison adviser with regards to education, training and employment.

If a young person is of statutory school age, is on a school roll and receives a sentence of less than 6 months, they would return to their named school. If they were not on a school roll, they would be supported to find an appropriate placement through our admissions, SEND hub and fair access panel.

If they are post statutory school age, they would be supported into post-16 education, training or employment provision by the Youth Justice Service education liaison adviser, their Youth Justice or probation officer, leaving care worker or foundation housing worker (if appropriate).

If a young person potentially has a special educational need or disability, but nothing has been diagnosed, they would be offered a referral to the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Support Service to look towards statutory assessment. If the young person had an education, health and care plan (EHCP) before entering custody, they would receive a review of their education, health and care plan (EHCP) upon release and provision sourced as appropriate, with the help of the Youth Justice Service Education Liaison Adviser and our special educational needs (SEN) Team.

Read further information about the Youth Justice Service or contact the Youth Justice Service.