Issue details

Youth Justice Plan 2023-24

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

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Policy Framework & Budget;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/09/2023

Decision due: 5 Dec 2023 by Cabinet

Decision due: 11 Jan 2024 by Council Meeting

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children, Families & Education

Lead director: Director of Children's Services

Department: Services to People

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

Consultation process

To be provided as required.

Forward Plan Reference: CF&E4

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

Relevant Scrutiny Committee for the purpose of call-in: Not applicable - referral to the Council Meeting


Agenda items


  • Youth Justice Plan 2023-24