Responses to consultations and surveys

Responses to consultations and surveys will be posted below in date order with the most recent at the top.

2024

AYM response to Consultation on Revised PACE codes A and C. 

The AYM welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to this consultation on revisions to the PACE (Police and Criminal Evidence Act) 1984, Code of Practice A and C. The AYM broadly welcomes the changes being proposed as they reflect a fair, proportionate, and sensitive approach we would expect for our children when it is deemed necessary to conduct an EIP (exposure of intimate parts) search.

However, we would request that consideration be given to some changes of language and terminology in order to make some of the proposed changes explicitly clear. To read our full response see here.

2023

Sieff Foundation Call for Evidence re SEND and neurodivergence .

Response from the Association of Youth Offending Team Managers to the Sieff Foundation’s Call for Evidence on “how cases in the justice system involving children with SEND and
neurodivergence can be most effectively and efficiently handled” can be read here.

2023

Ministry of Justice consultation on Remand Funding.

The Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) response to the Ministry of Justice remand funding consultation can be read here.

Ministry of Justice consultation on Bail ISS.

The Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) response to the Ministry of Justice consultation on Bail ISS can be read here.

Youth Custody developments in the secure estate.

The Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) response to the YCS update on developments in the secure estate can be read here.

Home Office consultation on new knife legislation.

The Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) response to the Home Office consultation on new knife legislation can be read here.

Ministry of Justice Request for Information Regarding YOT work with victims and the Victim’s Code.

The Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) response to the Ministry of Justice Request for Information Regarding YOT work with victims and the Victim’s Code can be read here.

Review of the Updated Youth Custody Service (YCS) Accommodation Escalation Process

The Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) response to the Review of the Updated Youth Custody Service (YCS) Accommodation Escalation Process can be read here.

Youth Custody Service Review of Safeguarding Policy.

The Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) response to the Youth Custody Service Review of Safeguarding Policy can be read here.

Joint Inspectorate Consultation on Secure Training Centres Additional Inspection.

The Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) response to the Joint Inspectorate Consultation on Additional Inspections for STC’s can be read here.

2022

NPCC Consultation on the Revised Youth Gravity Matrix.

The Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) response to the NPCC Consultation on the Revised Youth Gravity Matrix, 2022 can be read here.

Home Office – Serious Violence Duty Consultation.

The Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) response to the Home Office Serious Violence Duty can be read here.

Ministry of Justice – Proposed changes to Youth Justice Performance Indicators.

The Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) response to the Ministry of Justice proposed changes to Youth Justice Performance Indicators can be read here.

Ministry of Justice – Delivering justice for victims: A consultation on improving victims’ experiences of the justice system

The Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) response to the MoJ on improving victims’ experiences of the justice system can be read here.

NPCC consultation on use of Outcome 22

The Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) response to the NPCC on use of Outcome 22 can be read here.

2021

Proposed Amendments to the Health & Care Bill

Amendments to the Health & Care Bill put forward by the Children and Young People’s Health Policy Influencing Group (HPIG) can be read here.

Consultation on Commission on Young Lives consultation

The Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) response to the
Commission on Young Lives consultation can be read here.

Consultation on Early and Late Release for Detention and Training Orders’ Policy Framework.

The AYM response to the Ministry of Justice Consultation on ‘Early and Late Release for Detention and Training Orders’ Policy Framework’ can be read here.

Consultation on Domestic Abuse Act Statutory Guidance.

The Joint response by the AYM and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists to the consultation on the Domestic Abuse Act statutory guidance can be read here.

Consultation on HMPPS YCS Resettlement Guidance and Resource Pack.

The AYM response to the consultation on HMPPS YCS Resettlement Guidance and Resource Pack can be read here.

Practice Guidance for Youth Offending Team Management Boards in England and Wales – May 2021

The AYM response to the Youth Justice Board draft Practice Guidance for Youth
Offending Team Management Boards in England and Wales can be read here.

HMI Probation 2021 Statutory Consultation – April 2021

The AYM response to the HMI Probation 2021 statutory consultation can be read here.

Reform of the Mental Health Act – April 2021
The AYM response to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill April 2021 can be read here.

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill – April 2021
The AYM response to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill April 2021 can be read here.

2020

HMPPS Use of Force Policy – October 2020
The AYM response to the HMPPS Use of Force Policy consultation can be read here.
Ministry of Justice Consultation on Strengthening the Scrutiny Bodies through Legislation
The AYM response to the Strengthening the Independent Scrutiny Bodies through Legislation consultation can be read here.

Enquiry of the Justice Committee into the Youth Justice System in England and Wales.
Additional evidence to the Justice Committee from The Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) regarding Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) children and the youth justice system can be read here.

HMIP Inspection Framework Consultation, June 2020
The AYM response to the HMIP Inspection Framework Consultation can be read here.

Update to submission to the Justice Committee, June 2020
An Addendum to the AYM’s submission to the Enquiry of the Justice Committee into Youth Justice (dated September 2019) can be read here.

Home Office’s Police Powers: Pre-charge Government Consultation, May 2020
The AYM response to the Pre-charge Government Consultation can be read here.
Results from the survey of governance arrangements for local YOT partnerships.
Members will recall that we launched an online survey in December asking about current governance arrangement for local YOT partnerships. The survey will help shape our contribution to the YJB’s work to update its guidance, ‘Modern Youth Offending Partnerships’. We are grateful to the 48 colleagues who took the time to respond. We have posted the full results here with a summary of the key findings.

2019

Response to the consultation on Knife Crime Prevention Orders Guidance
24 September 2019
The AYM response to the Knife Crime Prevention Orders consultation can be read here

Response to the Justice Committee’s Inquiry into Children and Young People in Custody
The AYM response to above consultation can be read here

Response to the Labour Policy Review of the Criminal Justice System
The AYM response to the Labour Party Policy review of the criminal justice system was submitted today (Friday 28 June 2019) and can be read here.

Response to the Public Consultation on Mental Health Conditions and Disorders: Draft legal guidance
In early June, AYM responded to the Public consultation on Mental Health Conditions and Disorders: Draft Legal Guidance. This is a new revised proposal of CPS guidance on prosecuting defendants with mental health issues. You can read the AYM response here

Home Office Consultation on a new legal duty to support a multi-agency approach to preventing and tackling serious violence
The AYM responded to the Home Office Consultation on a new legal duty to support a multi-agency approach to preventing and tackling serious violence on 28th May 2019. You can read the AYM response here.