Court and Sentences

Children who enter the criminal justice system will need to attend, in most cases youth court or crown court where appropriate in order to receive their sentence. Children can only receive the following Orders at court:

  • Referral Order
  • Youth Rehabilitation Order
  • Detention and Training Order
  • Section 91

The national standards and case management guidance holds information that is particularly relevant to creating Pre-Sentence reports (PSRs), time lines and other requirements.
This section holds information and guidance concerning legislation and Court Orders and other reference documents.

Summary: The Howard League has developed the resource to support children while being sentenced.   The Howard League has developed the resource Children and Sentencing: a toolkit, in response to calls to their legal advice line, which have shown that children experience anxiety and confusion about sentencing. The toolkit is based on work that the Howard League has done with…
Summary: Legislative References is a quick guide reference to all statutory duties of Youth Offending Teams.      
From 30 November 2019, Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS), will roll out location monitoring to youth offending teams (YOT) in London initially, followed by a national roll out in mid-2020. Attached below is the guidance for YOTs around the conditions in which location monitoring should be used.
Making It Count in Court provides practical guidance and templates to help improve the effectiveness of the pre-court, at-court and post-court experience for children.  
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