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Meeting the learning needs of children and young people who offend, 17/06/08 [W]

Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales, has published a report on the meeting the learning needs of children and young people who offend.

Inspectors found that local authorities need to do more to secure full-time education, training or employment for children and young people in the youth justice system.

Figures show that between April 2006 and March 2007 only 59% of young offenders in Wales were in full-time education, training or employment.   This falls well short of the target of 90% set by the Youth Justice Board for Youth Offending Teams.

The report can be downloaded from Estyn’s website.