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Over half of young people handed custodial sentences are in council care

Monday 9th of September 2019 | Europe, United Kingdom
Dorset Echo
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More than half of the Dorset young people who received a custodial sentence over the last two years were in the care of the local council.

The annual youth justice report says that only nine were involved in total – five of them in care. Two of the nine were girls.

The report also highlights that when custodial sentences are given the young people involved are likely to be held some way from home which causes difficulty for family and professionals to visit. The centres used for Dorset offenders were at Parc, near Bridgend, at Feltham in north-west London, at Medway in Kent and at Oakhill, in Milton Keynes.

Authors of the report, which will go before Dorset Council this week (Tuesd 10th), say that one of the key performance areas has worsened since the last report – the rate of young people entering the justice system for the first time.

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