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Impact of Covid-19 on the youth justice system examined

28 May 2020

In light of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Justice Committee will have an opportunity to seek updates on the effect Covid-19 has had on the youth justice system. This session will look into the impact of Covid-19 on the Youth Courts, the Youth Secure estate, and children under the supervision of Youth Offending Teams. Aside from Covid-19, the session will additionally cover the changes to the youth justice population in the past ten years, and how the youth justice system has adapted to these changes (specifically focusing on the suitability of the youth secure estate).


Tuesday 2 June - virtual meeting

Panel 1 (2.30-3.25pm)

  • Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons, HM Inspectorate of Prisons
  • Angus Mulready-Jones, Lead for children and young adults, HM Inspectorate of Prisons
  • Keith Fraser, Chair, Youth Justice Board
  • Colin Allars, CEO, Youth Justice Board

Panel 2 (3.15pm-3.45pm)

  • Andy Peaden, Chair, Association of Youth Offending Team Managers
  • Linda Logan, Chair of the Youth Court Committee, Magistrates' Association
  • Pippa Goodfellow, Director, Standing Committee for Youth Justice
  • Hazel Williamson, Vice Chair, The Association of Youth Offending Team Managers

Panel 3 (3.45pm-4.30pm)

  • Lucy Frazer QC MP, Minister of State for Justice
  • Helga Swidenbank, Executive Director, Youth Custody Service
  • Phil Douglas, Director of Youth Justice and Offender Policy, Ministry of Justice

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