Autumn Conference

The AYM Autumn conference is free to YOT Managers and this year is taking place on 16 October 2019 at the University of Derby and is hosted by Unitas.

Speakers and talks are shown below and the final programme can be found here.

Presentations will be posted on this 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 – Anne-Marie Day
  •  Secure College – Steve Chalke MBE
  •  HMIP YOT Inspections – Justin Russell


Directions to the venue

The Conference will be held at the University of Derby’s Enterprise Centre. Located in the heart of the East Midlands, the Enterprise Centre is just minutes from Derby train station and only a short distance from the M1 and East Midlands Airport.

By Car – Directions from any postcode to the Enterprise Centre can be found here.

By Rail – The closest train station is Derby train station; this is approximately 2.5 miles from the Enterprise Centre and will take 10-15 minutes in a taxi. Alternatively you can catch the Number 6 Uni Bus which departs from outside the main entrance of the train station and will take you to Bridge Street bus stop directly outside the venue, this service starts at 8am and a single trip will cost £2. Please see the link below for further information.

By Air – The closest airport is East Midlands, located just 15 miles from the Enterprise Centre. This should take around 25 minute by car. Alternatively Derby Skylink operate a 24 hours bus service, picking up directly outside the terminal building and dropping off at Derby Bus Station. This service runs every 30 minutes during the day and hourly during the night, seven days a week and takes approximately 40 minutes.

When you arrive onsite, please make your way to the main reception where you will find our registration table. Registration will be open from 9.30 am with refreshments being served in our conservatory, the Conference will start promptly at 10.30 m. Refreshments will be served throughout the event, if you haven’t done so previously please do make us aware of any dietary requirements.