Decision details

Youth Justice Plan 2023-24

Decision Maker: Council Meeting

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Youth Justice Plan headlines achievements against last year’s plan and outlines the priorities, opportunities, and challenges for the coming year. The work of
Stockport’s Youth Justice & Targeted Youth Support Service is monitored through the Youth Justice Partnership Board, which in turn reports to the Stockport Family Partnership Board and the One Safer Stockport Partnership (OSSP). Stockport Children’s Safeguarding Executive (LSB) also receives updates and reports as required.

Youth Justice and Targeted Youth Support Services are proud to be part of the ‘Stockport Family’ integration, which has brought together colleagues from across the whole of
children’s services, including partners from the NHS, to work in a more collaborative and better coordinated way.

The Youth Justice Plan is a key document on the Council’s Forward Plan. Therefore, it goes through full democratic processes for scrutiny and oversight before final approval and adoption at full Council. This year, we have focused on the recommendations of the Youth Justice HMI Inspection
(led by HMI Probation). As Chair of the Board, I undertook to build upon the strengths that were identified and ensure that the areas for improvement were implemented through
clear accountability arrangements across the partnership. I am pleased to report that the HMI Action Plan has been robustly reviewed at regular intervals to ensure that we remain on track with the 7 recommendations that were highlighted by HMIP. The progress against these will be clear within this plan and we continue to scrutinise any areas that the partnership needs to progress further to meet our exacting standards


The Council Meeting has approved and adopted the Youth Justice Plan 2023/24.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Policy Framework & Budget;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: To be provided as required.

Decision Reference: CMD229

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None.

Forward Plan Reference: CF&E4

Other reasons / organisations consulted

To be provided as required.

Contact: Jacqui Belfield-Smith, Services to People Email: Tel: 0161-474-2876, Chris McLoughlin, Director for Children's Services Email: Tel: 0161-474-4624.

Report author: Jacqui Belfield-Smith

Publication date: 15/01/2024

Date of decision: 11/01/2024

Decided at meeting: 11/01/2024 - Council Meeting

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