Youth Justice
24 Nov 2010
Annual convention. To be held at The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales

This convention brings together delegates from youth offending teams, police, local authorities, secure establishments, sentencers, probation and other key stakeholders and policy makers.

Programme

Day 1 - 23 Nov 2010

09:55
Bob Reitemeier, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales; Chief Executive, The Children’s Society
Introduction from convention chair

10:10
John Drew, Chief Executive, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
Welcome from Youth Justice Board

10:30
Huw Lewis AM, Deputy Minister for Children, Welsh Assembly Government
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

10:50
Questions and discussion
10:55
Panel discussion – Prevention of Crime Session 1
AC Ian McPherson QPM, Metropolitan Police and ACPO Children & Young People’s Business Area Beverley Burgess, head of specialist policy, Young People's Learning Agency (YPLA)

11:30
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
12:00
Key Issue Seminar 1: Rehabilitation revolution - the sentencing review and green paper
Chair: District Judge David Simpson, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Mary Duff, Chair, Youth Courts Committee, The Magistrates’ Association Philippa Goffe, Head of Team – Sentencing for Under 18s, Youth Justice Policy Unit, Ministry of Justice

12:00
Key Issue Seminar 2 Rehabilitation revolution - improving regimes in the secure estate including use of specialist units
Chair: Graham Robb, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Carl Clements, Prison Officer, Feltham Resettlement Unit Robert Bevan, Senior Safeguards Manager, HMP & YOI Parc Paul Mitchell, Clinical Lead Mental Health Care Unit, HMP & YOI Hindley

12:00
Key Issue Seminar 3: Big society - extending the role of the third sector
Chair: Angela Sarkis, board member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Paul McDowell, chief executive, Nacro Lorraine O’Reilly, programme director, Commissioning Support Programme

12:00
Key Issue Seminar 4: Big society - public confidence and proactive community engagement
Chair: Jennifer Izekor, board member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Sean Creaney, Halton and Warrington Youth Offending Team Heather Shilling, Warwickshire Youth Offending Team Tali Iserles, Communications Officer, Cambridgeshire Criminal Justice Board Kelly Davidson-Pullan, Sunderland Youth Offending Service

12:00
Key Issue Seminar 5: Stopping the conveyor belt to crime - YOT, police and Children’s Services partnerships – safer schools partnerships, triage and youth restorative disposal
Chair: Charles Clarke, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Eddie Isles, Manager, Swansea YOS AC Ian McPherson QPM, Metropolitan Police and ACPO Children & Young People’s Business Area

12:00
Key Issue Seminar 6: Value for money - Making the most of funding streams and reducing operational costs
Chair: John Wrangham, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Professor Ray Jones, Professor of Social Work, University of Kingston Eamon Brennan, Head of Locality, Lead for Young People's Services, Westminster City Council Larry Wright, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

13:00
Buffet lunch, exhibition and networking
14:00
Key Issue Seminar 7: Rehabilitation revolution - resettlement and Integrated Resettlement Support – extending the consortia nationally
Chair: Bob Ashford, Director of Strategy, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Helen Williams, YOS Officer, Bridgend Youth Offending Team Jeff Mills, Partnership and Programmes Manager, Connexions Manchester

14:00
Key Issue Seminar 8: Rehabilitation revolution - improving partnership working between YOTs and courts
Chair: District Judge David Simpson, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Julie Fox, HM Assistant Chief Inspector of Probation, Inspection of Youth Offending Thematic Inspection Programme, HMI Probation John Fassenfelt JP, Deputy Chairman, Magistrates’ Association Julie Queally, Project Manager, Her Majesty’s Court Service

14:00
Key Issue Seminar 9: Big society – extending volunteering and empowering volunteers
Chair: Angela Sarkis, board member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Richard Nicholls, Programme Director, Clinks

14:00
Key Issue Seminar 10: Big society - leadership in delivering public services
Chair: John Wrangham, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Check website for speaker updates

14:00
Key Issue Seminar 11: Stopping the conveyor belt to crime - prevention programmes and early intervention – developing a targeted range of options
Chair: Charles Clarke, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales AC Ian McPherson QPM, Metropolitan Police and ACPO Children & Young People’s Business Area Ian Hepplewhite, Youth Inclusion and Prevention Manager, Bolton Council Superintendent Paul Eveleigh, Criminal Justice Joint Inspection Team, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary

14:00
Key Issue Seminar 12: Value for money - using the voluntary and community sector and private suppliers
Chair: Graham Robb, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Emily Bolton, Director, Social Finance

15:00
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
15:30
Panel discussion: Session Four Reducing re-offending
Andrew Webb, Corporate Director, Children and Young People, Stockport Council, Elected Director, The Association of Directors of Children’s Services Ltd (ADCS) Paul McDowell, Chief Executive, Nacro Cllr Les Lawrence, Vice Chair, Safer Communities Board and cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families, Local Government Association (LGA)

16:00
Panel discussion: Session Four Effective use of custody
Brian Anderson, Director, HMP & YOI Ashfield Mary Duff, Youth Courts Committee, Magistrates' Association Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector, HM Inspectorate of Prisons

16:30
Scott Quinnell, former Wales Rugby International
Special Guest Speaker

17:00
Close of day one

Day 2 - 24 Nov 2010

09:00
Bob Reitemeier, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales; Chief Executive, The Children’s Society
Introduction and welcome from conference chair

09:10
Interviews with Mark Easton, Home Editor, BBC Supporting victims interviewees
Mark Johnson, Chief Executive, User Voice The Baroness Helen Newlove of Warrington, Government Champion for Active, Safer Communities

09:50
Dr Maggie Atkinson, Children’s Commissioner for England
What does the Big Society mean for children and young people?

10:10
Questions and discussion: Session 5
10:20
Presented by Mark Easton, Home Editor, BBC
Communicating Youth Justice Award

10:40
Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos Mori
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

11:00
Questions and discussion: Ben Page
11:10
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:40
Key Issue Seminar 13: Rehabilitation revolution - reducing the use of custodial sentences and the use of remand
Chair: District Judge David Simpson, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Sue Thomas, Policy Development Manager, Nacro Cymru Penelope Gibbs, Director, Out of Trouble campaign for the Prison Reform Trust Nick Metcalf, YOT Manager, Hull Youth Justice Service

11:40
Key Issue Seminar 14: Rehabilitation revolution - local authority responsibility for the education of young people in custody
Chair: Rosanna O’Connor, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Kate Finnegan, Policy Manager (Young Offenders), Young People’s Learning Agency Louise Enderby, Head of Operations, The Manchester College Clare Dobbs, 14-19 Strategy and Commissioning Manager, Wigan Children and Young People’s Services

11:40
Key Issue Seminar 15: Big society - extending restorative justice and victim participation
Chair: Graham Robb, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Lizzie Nelson, Director, Restorative Justice Council

11:40
Key Issue Seminar 16: Big society - community and neighbourhood engagement in youth justice
Chair: Charles Clarke, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Check website for speaker updates

11:40
Key Issue Seminar 17: Stopping the conveyor belt to crime – health needs assessment of children and young people in contact with the youth justice system
Chair: Jennifer Izekor, YJB Board Member Check website for speaker updates

11:40
Key Issue Seminar 18: Value for money – payment by results
Chair: John Wrangham, YJB Board Member Charlotte Drury, Partnership Support Unit Manager, Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA)

12:40
Buffet lunch, exhibition and networking
13:40
Key Issue Seminar 19: Rehabilitation revolution – identifying and developing emerging practice
Check website for speaker updates

13:40
Key Issue Seminar 20: Rehabilitation revolution - the use of restorative justice practices
Chair: Graham Robb, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Nick Metcalf, YOT Manager, Hull Youth Justice Service

13:40
Key Issue Seminar 21: Big society - extending positive participation of young people in the youth justice system
Chair: Angela Sarkis, board member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Mark Johnston, Chief Executive, User Voice Eleri Thomas MBE, Chief Executive, Children’s Commissioner for Wales Di Hart, Principal Officer, Youth Justice and Welfare, National Children's Bureau (NCB)

13:40
Key Issue Seminar 22: Big society - effective use of data – internally and externally
Chair: Rosanna O’Connor, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Check website for speaker updates

13:40
Key Issue Seminar 23: Conveyor belt to crime - reducing antisocial behaviour
Chair: Charles Clarke, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Julia Wolton, Regional Development Manager, Brathay

13:40
Key Issue Seminar 24: Value for money - local accountability and justice reinvestment
Chair: Lucy Dawes, Director of Performance, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Check website for speaker updates

14:40
Performance by young people Precision Martial Arts

14:55
Bob Reitemeier, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales; Chief Executive, The Children’s Society
Closing remarks

15:15
Crispin Blunt MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Prisons and Youth Justice
KEYNOTE VIDEO ADDRESS FROM LONDON -

15:30
Interview
Lizzie Nelson, Director, Restorative Justice Council

15:35
Interview
The Baroness Helen Newlove of Warrington, Government Champion for Active, Safer Communities