Bail Support Plan Template – Camden YOS with 6 other YOTs (October 2020)

Summary:  

Attached is a copy of the template used with children at Court when agreeing bail conditions with children.
Age: 10-17
Sex: n/a
Cost: n/a

 

 

Aims:

  • Ensure consistency around bail support plans amongst the 7 YOTs that share Highbury Corner Court.
  • provide the Courts with enough information to be able to make informed bail decisions.

 

 

Description:
Attached below is a word document that contains a blank template which is used at Court when creating a bail support plan for children.
Camden, Enfield, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster Youth Offending Teams have co-created this as part of their partnership work thought the north London disproportionality group.

The attached template was created following a meeting with Magistrates where they suggested that sometimes remand decisions were made because there was not enough contextual information about the child or the bail packages. This left the Magistrates feeling like there was little ability to ask for or consider alternative bail conditions.

 

 

Implementing the practice:

  • Case managers consider the various bail options available locally with the child when completing the bail support plan together.
  • The plan is completed during the assessment meeting with the case manager in preparation for Court date.
  • Once the plan has been agreed and signed the child receives a copy for their records.

 

 

Contact:

Youth offending team: Camden YOS 
Name: Bea Nigolian
Email: Bea.Nigolian@camden.gov.uk
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