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Youth justice service receive quality lead award

8 November 2022 

Congratulations to our youth justice service who recently achieved SEND quality lead status with the association of youth offending team managers (AYM).

AYM has developed a quality award for practice with children in the youth justice system with special educational needs and disability (SEND). The youth justice SEND quality mark, recognises consistently high levels of practice with children with SEND .

The team’s notable achievements include:

  • SaLT (Speech and Language Therapist) and CAMHS specialists embedded into service provision, with an offer to all children in youth justice at the earliest opportunity
  • The introduction of Journey First, a service that works with anyone over the age of 15 who face barriers into education, employment, or training.
  • Efficient data sharing through professionals located together and excellent relationships within children's services departments
  • Excellent relationships have been built with the police, the Crown Prosecution Service, the courts, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and commissioned providers who work together to divert young people away from court.

Well done to the service and all partners involved. More information can be found on the AYM website.

The Cheshire East area is part of a youth justice service that spans Cheshire East, Cheshire West, Halton and Warrington. For more information visit Youth Offenders (cheshireeast.gov.uk) or contact 0345 145 0055.