Youth Justice Standards

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Closes 23 Jan 2020

Questions

1. Do the proposed Youth Justice Standards reflect these national youth justice priorities?
2. The proposed Youth Justice Standards focus on the functions of youth justice, and are intended to influence service design and delivery to allow for flexibility to meet local needs.

Do the proposed Youth Justice Standards allow for flexibility to meet local needs?

3. As outlined, the Scottish Government wants to make sure that the proposed Youth Justice Standards are as helpful as possible to strengthening the delivery of services for children and young people.

What aspects stood out as being the most helpful?

4. What aspects stood out as being the least helpful?
5. Evidence-based decision making is central to the work of the Scottish Government and we have designed the proposed Youth Justice Standards to support internal and external evaluation of services which support children involved in, or at risk of, offending.

With reference to the core principles and data sets, will the proposed Youth Justice Standards allow for reliable local and national evaluation of services?

The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that services delivered to children involved in offending are scrutinised appropriately.