The Future of Youth Offending and the Impact of the Taylor Review

Speakers Confirmed:

  • The Hon. Mr Justice William Davis, Presiding Judge of the Northern Circuit & Judicial Lead for Youth Justice in England & Wales
  • Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman, LGA Children and Young People’s Board
  • Lesley Tregear, Warwickshire YJ Service Manager, Warwickshire YJ Service & Chair, Association of Youth Offending Team Managers
  • Pippa Goodfellow, Beyond Youth Custody Programme Manager, Nacro
  • Roger King (Chair), Director, Safer & Stronger Solutions
  • Mark Bishop, Assistant YOS Manager, Vale of Glamorgan YOS
  • Rebecca Dench, Youth Intervention Team Leader, London Fire Brigade
  • Gilly Hibberd, Juvenile Fire Setters Case Worker, London Fire Brigade
  • Sophie Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, SOVA
  • Quentin Goodman, Operations Manager, Northamptonshire YOS


The youth justice system has undergone significant change in recent years. Fewer young people are entering the system, but outcomes need to improve for those that still do. In late 2016 the Charlie Taylor Review made recommendations to reform youth justice to meet the current challenges. Responding to this review, the Government has outlined measures that will fundamentally alter the system in England and Wales.

Join us on 24 May to explore the future of youth offending and examine how reform will affect your organisation. You will hear from experts on the potential of joined-up and partnership working, the new role of youth offending teams and the move towards a more devolved system.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Where are we now? Assessing the current landscape of the youth justice system
  • The impact of Charlie Taylor’s recommendations and the Government response
  • Moving towards a more devolved system: tailoring services to local needs
  • Joined-up working: integrating youth justice services with other agencies
  • The role of youth offending teams in the new youth justice system
  • The key tools to tackle youth offending: supporting young people into education, apprenticeships, training and employment
  • Best practice case studies of effective working in youth offending

The Event: 

In the morning session you will receive a comprehensive overview current youth justice landscape. You will hear from experts on the current issues within the youth justice system and how these will be addressed.

The afternoon session explore the latest good practice underway across England and Wales. This is an opportunity to learn from current good practice currently underway in partnership working, working with young people and maximising funding.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from all those with an interest in youth justice, including: youth offending teams; youth offending services; local authorities; police services; third sector organisations; central government; youth offending providers and all others who work in youth justice.

Wednesday 24th May 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

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