AYM partnership wins DfE SEN bid

A powerful partnership between Achievement for All (AfA), the Association of YOT (Youth Offending Team) Managers (AYM) and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) has been awarded a Department of Education contract to support young people who offend and who have Special Education Needs (SEN). Over the next 10 months, the partnership will support all front line…

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AYM RESPONSE TO MEDWAY REPORT

The Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) welcomes the final report of the Medway Improvement Board (MIB) and notes the responses of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the Youth Justice Board (YJB). As the report points out, the events uncovered at Medway Secure Training Centre are part of a succession of stories of…

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Better together? Youth Support Services and Youth Offending Services. 21 March 2016

Former Children’s Minister, Tim Loughton MP, hosted a parliamentary conference for local authority heads of services and YOT managers, on behalf of Ambition and The Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM). Over 80 delegates listened to key note speeches on the Government’s Youth Justice Review and partnerships across local authorities, police and crime commissioners…

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AYM statement on the National Probation Service funding of Yots

The AYM recognises and understands the need for greater consistency in the relationships between local youth offending team (YOT) partnerships and the National Probation Service (NPS). The relationships were bound to have to change from those that were enjoyed with local Probation Trusts in the past, and we recognise that such change inevitably produces winners…

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Parlimentary Sub Committee

AYM has submitted written evidence to the Parliamentary Select Committee on restorative justice illustrating the effective, restorative practice already being undertaken in the youth justice system. Link to document – Submission to the Justice Committee v1.0

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Liverpool Street Doctors win AYM’s John Hawkins Award

At the Youth Justice Convention in Leicester on 25/11/15 AYM Vice Chair Lesley Tregear announced the results of this years John Hawkins Award following judging by young people from last years winners the Skill Mill at Newcastle Yot. The worthy winners were Liverpool Yot’s Street Doctors scheme and Hannah Doughty Head of Liverpool Yot plus…

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