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Autumn Conference 16 October, University of Derby

The AYM autumn conference is taking place at the University of Derby on 16 October 2019.

Talks and speakers are as follows and presentations will be available on the events page soon after the event.

  •  Youth Justice Institute: ‘Setting the Scene’ – Rob Allen and Professor Phil Hodgson
  •  Learning Hub – Sally Brown
  •  Apprenticeships Louise Morgan
  •  Looked After Children: Research Findings – Ann-Marie Day
  •  Secure College – Steve Chalke MBE
  •  HMIP YOT Inspections – Justin Russell

The event is open to YOT Managers but there is a waiting list for other professionals if spaces allow. Please contact us if you would like to attend,



Another Successful AGM: More YOTs Awarded with the Quality Mark for SEND!

The Annual Conference and AGM on 5 June 2019 in Rugby proved to be another great success with speakers providing some really interesting information on peer reviews, sport in prisons, overuse of remands and approaches to serious violence.  The AYM was also pleased to recognise the achievements of four more areas – Blackburn, Hackney, Kirklees and St Helens – in reaching the required standards for our Youth Justice SEND Quality Mark Award. 

Blackburn Send Award

Hackney SEND award

The Youth Justice SEND Quality Mark recognises good partnership work in local areas for the benefit of children with special educational needs. The standards for the award were developed with the support of the DfE and YJB and with input from academics and practitioners.

Kirklees SEND Award

St Helens SEND Award

For information on how to gain this award follow this link.


AYM Conference on Desistance in Newcastle

On 12th October AYM held a joint conference with the University of Northumbria in Newcastle. Speakers included Prof Shadd Maruna of the University of Manchester, Professor Sarah Soppitt of the University of Northumbria, Fiona Dyer of the University of Strathclyde, and Briege Nugent of the University of Edinburgh. Colleagues from youth offending, academia, and other partners attended.

The latest updates on desistance were aired, along with the recent HMI Probation thematic, and practices in Scotland. The themes of the presentations and discussions will be captured in the AYM November Newsletter, but there were messages about innovation, focusing on individuals in organic ways, changes in offending , and sustainable models to reintegrate young people into their communities and beyond.

So another useful conference for AYM, reducing offending and encouraging young people to succeed.