Evaluation of the YJB Pilot Resettlement Support Panel Scheme (2009)

Summary: Evaluation of the YJB Pilot Resettlement Support Panel Scheme.
Age: 12-17
Sex: n/a
Cost: none


  • The Resettlement Support Panels Scheme core aim is to coordinate multi-agency support for the resettlement of children through addressing substance misuse, accommodation problems, mental health and education issues.
  • The Resettlement Support Panel also seeks to support children around family and peer mediation; appropriate use of leisure time; developing life skills; raising confidence and self-esteem; and finally making positive decision.



In July 2009 six youth offending teams (YOTs) in Wales participated in a pilot to expand effective resettlement provision for childfren aged 12-17 who were either leaving custody or were at risk of entering custody. The Resettlement Support Panel Scheme aims to support thpse children as they are preparing to leave custody to ensure that they are supported on their desistence journey.

The YOTs involved in the pilot were: Bridgend; Merthyr Tydfil; Wrexham; Blaenau Gwent / Caerphilly; Gwynedd / Ynys Mon; and Conwy / Denbighshire.




Source Organisation: YJB Cymru
Contact: Lynzi Jarman
Telephone: 01792 478367