Youth Justice Convention 2009
12 Nov 2009
Keynote addresses included Helen Edwards and Ed Balls. Use the documents, videos and podcasts for briefing and training.

For 10 years the Youth Justice Convention has brought together delegates from youth offending teams, police, local authorities, secure establishments, sentencers, probation and other key stakeholders and policy makers in the youth justice system. This year's event brought together leading speakers to address current key issues across the spectrum of youth justice policy and practice. The wide range of seminars and workshops at Convention 2009 also provided an opportunity to critically assess key issues facing youth justice today.

Programme

Day 1 - 11 Nov 2009

09:00
Pre-conference interview Frances Done CBE
09:45
Bob Reitemeier, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales; Chief Executive, The Children’s Society
Introduction from Convention Chair

09:55
Frances Done CBE, Chair, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
Welcome from Youth Justice Board for England and Wales

10:05
Panel discussion: Youth Justice priorities 2010 and beyond
Temporary Chief Constable Bernard Lawson, Merseyside Police; Member, ACPO Children and Young People Business Area Chris Stanley, Youth Court Magistrate Paul Cavadino, Chief Executive, Nacro

11:00
Two minutes' silence
11:02
Panel discussion: Youth Justice priorities 2010 and beyond (continued)
11:15
Dame Sue Street Independent Co-chair, Review of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
Looking forward for youth justice

11:20
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:50
Seminar 1: Effective Family Intervention
Chair: Bob Ashford, Head of Youth Justice Strategy, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Dr Sajid Humayun, Scientific Lead, SAFE Study, National Academy for Parenting Practitioners Helen Wilde, Systemic Psychotherapist, Family First Team, Brighton Lauren Herlitz, SAFE Study, National Academy for Parenting Practitioners

11:50
Seminar 1 questions and discussion
11:50
Seminar 6: Intensive fostering – how it works
Chair: John Wrangham MBE, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Barbara Russell OBE, Service Manager, Action for Children Fostering: Wessex Community Projects Elizabeth Oldfield, Acting Service Manager, Action for Children Fostering: Wessex Community Projects

12:50
Buffet lunch, exhibition and networking
Lunch seminar: Extending the unified solution Sponsored by CACI

13:50
Seminar 10: Policy and Practice in Youth Justice - Taking Stock of YCAP, including how FIPs will grow
Chair: Bob Ashford, Head of Youth Justice Strategy, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Ian Brady, Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) Dr Neal Hazel, Senior Lecturer, Criminology, University of Salford

13:50
Seminar 9: Tackling anti-social behaviour through sport, leisure and developmental activities
Chair: Charles Clark OBE, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Emma Belton, Research Manager, Audit Commission Abdul Haleem, Director, Burnley SPACE Bus Cara Kelly, LIFE Project, London Fire Brigade

14:50
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
15:20
Contribution from young people - Sandwell and Birmingham Youth Offending Services
15:45
Panel discussion: Vision for the Secure Estate
Wendy Sinclair, Director, HMP & YOI Ashfield John Kemmis, Chief Executive, Voice Ian Poree, Director, Commissioning and Operational Policy, National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Topics: the role and purpose of custody; behaviour management in the secure estate; public perceptions; effective resettlement

16:40
Bryan Elsley, Executive Producer, TV programme Skins

Day 2 - 12 Nov 2009

07:50
Breakfast seminar: Girls who offend
Nicola Weller, Head, Children and Young People’s Services, the nia project Abigail Billinghurst, Safe Choices Project Manager, the nia project

08:45
Registration, refreshments and exhibition
08:50
Bob Reitemeier, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
Welcome and introduction

09:00
Panel discussion: Enhancing the role of local authorities in youth justice
Cllr Les Lawrence, Local Government Association (LGA) Joyce Redfearn, Chief Executive, Wigan Metropolital Borough Council Colin Everett, Chief Executive, Flintshire County Council John Drew, Chief Executive, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Topics: public confidence and engagement; the cost of custody; resettlement

09:50
Seminar, Main Auditorium: Mental Health and emotional well being - early identification and support Session 6
Chair: Brendan Finegan, Director of Strategy, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Lorraine Khan, Youth Justice Development Programme Manager, Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health and Department of Health Andrew Edwards, Sandwell Positive Aspirations Project, Sandwell Youth Offending Service

09:50
Seminar 22 NEETs - understanding the issues and effective solutions
Chair: Graham Robb, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Paul Fletcher, Director, Youth Engagement, Rathbone

09:50
Seminar 17 Diversity and ethnicity – meeting the needs of young people and challenging hatred
Chair: Angela Sarkis CBE, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Emile Peltier, Senior Practitioner, Calderdale Youth Offending Team Simon Denison, Race, Confidence and Justice Unit, Office for Criminal Justice Reform (OCJR)

09:50
Seminar 20 Enhancing services for victims
Chair: Bill Kerslake, Head of Effective Services, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Gita Sisupalan, Policy Lead, Young Victim and Witnesses, Office for Criminal Justice Reform (OCJR) Heidi Sweeney, Youth Support Worker, Victim Support, Norfolk Kara Shingleton, Young Victims of Crime Development Officer, Victim Support, Norfolk

09:50
Seminar 19 Preventing and reducing knife crime
Chair: Charles Clark OBE, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Susannah Fish OBE, ACPO TKAP Operational Lead, Home Office; Assistant Chief Constable, Nottinghamshire Police David Shaw, Director, Grant Thornton Andrew Winters, Education Worker, Preston Youth Offending Service

09:50
Seminar 23 Safeguarding in the secure estate
Chair: Jennifer Izekor, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Di Hart, Principal Officer, Youth Justice and Welfare, National Children’s Bureau (NCB)

10:50
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:20
David Burrowes MP, Conservative Shadow Justice Minister Conservative Perspective
Keynote Address

11:35
John Pugh, Member of Parliament for Southport and Shadow Treasury Minister Liberal Democrat Perspective
Keynote Address

11:45
Questions and Discussion
12:00
Awards Presentation
Communicating Youth Justice Award Wiring Up Youth Justice, Transforming Youth Justice Award Art Exhibition Winners

12:15
Rt Hon Ed Balls MP, Secretary of State DCSF and Helen Edwards CBE, Director-General for Criminal Justice, Ministry of Justice
12:45
Questions and discussion
13:00
Buffet lunch, exhibition and networking
14:00
Seminar 28: Main Auditorium, Effective Community Interventions
Chair: Angela Samis OBE, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Chris Wright, Director of Operations, Catch22 Dr Rosie Chadwick, Director, National Programmes, Catch22 Linda Carroll-Bentley, Senior Performance and Workforce Development Adviser, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Wing-Commander John Middleton OBE, Regional Commandant North, RAF

14:00
Seminar 31 Preventing violent extremism
Chair: David Monk, Head of Practice Framework and Innovation, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Sergeant Colin Dassow, Prevent and Community Cohesion, Lancashire Constabulary Wendy Daniel, Advance Practitioner (PVE), Kirklees Youth Offending Team

14:00
Seminar 26 Youth restorative disposals
Chair: Charles Clark OBE, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Sergeant Tony Morgan, Restorative Justice Co-ordinator and Trainer, North Wales Police Inspector Paul Cox, Avon and Somerset Constabulary

15:00
Kevin Roberts Chief Executive Officer Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi, Trustee, Turn Your Life Around Trust (TYLA), governor and former pupil, Lancaster Grammar School
Connecting with young people to turn their lives around

15:20
Bob Reitemeier Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales; Chief Executive, The Children’s Society
Closing remarks