Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th November 2018, King Power Stadium, Leicester

About the event


Hosted by the YJB, the Youth Justice Convention is the annual event for all those working in the youth justice system, in particular managers, professionals, practitioners and policy makers. This year's convention will be returning to the King Power Stadium, Leicester, on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th November.

Now in its 18th year, this year's convention is titled 'Child first’ and will tackle key areas in the sector:

Key topics for 2018 include:

  • Update on youth justice reforms and YJB priorities
  • Involving young people with lived experiences in the commissioning of youth health & justice services
  • Lessons & learning from the new Youth Offending Service inspection programme
  • YOT Talk: The impact of communication in youth justice assessment interviews
  • Working effectively with gang-affected young women
  • YOT worker and young person share their experience
  • Youth Rehabilitation Order Reviews with Magistrates
  • YJB Youth Advisory Panel: YOT works/participation
  • Children's rights in custody: A participatory approach 
  • Redthread Youth Violence Intervention Programme
  •  Utilising data to improve YOT performance
  • Secure Stairs project at Cookham Wood
  • Trauma work in the West Midlands
  • Effective diversion and prevention
  • Serious youth violence
  • Working together to reduce the over-representation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic young people within the Youth Justice System
  • More topics to be added 

Confirmed to speak:

  • Charlie Taylor, Chair, Youth Justice Board
  • Susannah Hancock, Chief Executive, The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
  • Andy Hood, Senior Head of Young People’s Services, Doncaster Children’s Services Trust
  • Gwyneth Boswell, Visiting Professor, School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia 
  • Dr Henry Kippin, Director of Public Service Reform, West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Joel Hanna, Head of Service, Children Looked After Services, Leeds City Council 
  • Dr Tim Bateman, Reader in Youth Justice, University of Bedfordshire

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Who attends?

Heads of Education - Heads of Community Safety - Heads of Service - Heads of Youth Justice - Heads of Youth Offending Service - Managing Directors - Operational Managers - Resettlement Managers - Restorative Justice Managers - Service Managers - Team Managers - YOS Managers - YOT Managers - Youth Facilitators - Youth Justice Officers


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