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Individual Support Orders

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice and guidance his Department has sent to youth offending teams on the use of individual support orders since 28 June 2006. (95629)

The Youth Justice Board has continued to work closely with the Home Office to boost the take up of individual support orders since June. The YJB placed an article on ISO funding in their practitioner’s publication “YJB News” on 22 August 2006. They also wrote to all YOT Prevention Managers on 5 September reminding them of the importance of ISOs in tackling antisocial behaviour. In addition to this, the YJB Regional Prevention Fora which have been taking place over the last four weeks have conveyed the information contained in the memo to the attendees who are YOT Prevention Managers.

The new Home Office guidance on antisocial behaviour orders, prepared in collaboration with the YJB and others, was issued in August 2006 and copies sent to all YOT Managers. It contains detailed advice on ISOs and an account of how they have been used successfully to help young people address the underlying causes of their antisocial behaviour.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individual support orders have been issued in conjunction with an antisocial behaviour order in each local authority area since September 2005. (95630)

The statistics for the number of individual support orders issued since September 2005 are to be released shortly together with the statistics for the number of antisocial behaviour orders issued.