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Youth Justice Body

Volume 470: debated on Monday 7 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many performance indicators the Youth Justice Body has instructed local authorities to monitor as part of their local area agreements. (176669)

There are six youth justice indicators in the national indicator set for Local Government. The six indicators are:

The rate of proven re-offending by young offenders;

Percentage of young people within the Youth Justice System receiving a conviction in court who are sentenced to custody;

Ethnic composition of offenders on Youth Justice System disposals;

Young offenders’ engagement in suitable education, employment or training;

Young offenders’ access to suitable accommodation;

The number of first time entrants to the Youth Justice System aged 10 to 17.

National indicators will be reported on by local authorities in England regardless of whether they are in a specific local area agreement (LAA). LAA's are agreed between local authorities and central Government.