20 May 2022, the government announced £300 million funding over the next three years to support councils across England and Wales in catching and preventing youth offending earlier than ever, helping to stop these children and teenagers from moving on to further, more serious offending.
Through ‘Turnaround’, a new early intervention scheme backed by £60 million funding, local Youth Offending Teams will be given extra funding to connect children and teenagers to targeted and wraparound support.
This will include mentoring, extra school tuition, sports clubs, help to address any issues at school or at home, with their mental health or with substance misuse, tackling the root causes of their behaviour and helping them to get their lives back on track.
Further to our bulletin of 20 May, DLUHC has been advised by the Ministry of Justice that their webinar, planned for 31 May, detailing the announcement of a new programme of funding (Turnaround) to cut youth crime, is being postponed until week commencing 20 June.
Further information on this will be provided in due course for anyone who has expressed an interest in attending the event.