FLINTSHIRE YOUTH OFFENDING TEAM RAY DICKSON. Aspergers Syndrome Conference Cardiff 2005 Autism Cymru. LEGAL CONTEXT TO YOUTH OFFENDING TEAMS. Act introduced a new statutory aim – the prevention of offending by children and young people and a range of new measures, including :
FLINTSHIRE YOUTH OFFENDING TEAMRAY DICKSON
Aspergers Syndrome Conference
OPERATIONS MANAGER x 2
YOT OFFICERS x 4
REFERRAL PANEL COORDINATOR
ENHANCED COMMUNITY PUNISHMENT
DUKE of EDINBURGH
18 YOTs IN WALES
YOTs IN WALES
RHONDDA CYNNON TAFF
NEATH PORT TALBOT
VALE OF GLAMORGAN
FAMILY AND PERSONAL ARRANGEMENTS
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT
INDICATORS OF SERIOUS HARM TO OTHERS
EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH
PERCEPTION OF SELF AND OTHERS
THINKING AND BEHAVIOUR
ATTITUDES TO OFFENDING
MOTIVATION TO CHANGE
INDICATORS OF VULNERABILITY
FLINTSHIRE PREVENT & DETER PANEL
PROLIFIC AND OTHER PRIORITY OFFENDERS STRATEGY
3 STRANDS TO POPO STRATEGY
CATCH AND CONVICT
REHABILITATE AND RESETTLE
PREVENT AND DETER
TWO TIER YOUTH JUSTICE SYSTEM
ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR ACT 2003
C & D ACT 1998
Attendance Centre Order
Action Plan Order
Community Rehabilitation Order
Community Punishment Order
ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR CONTRACTS
INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT ORDERS
ANTI SOCIAL PREVENT & DETER PANEL
11 year old banned for life
From wearing a
19 year old banned from
Swearing in own back
4 year old on
13 year old on
British children with autism 'targeted by government's anti-social behaviour orders'
(Source: Disabilities. AFreePress.com, May 31, 2005)
In the South West of England, a 15-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome was given an Asbo which stated he was not to stare over his neighbours' fence into their garden. The young man concerned had no previous criminal convictions, but if he breached the order by "continuing to stare'," he faced a custodial sentence.
The British Institute for Brain Injured Children (BIBIC), discovered that an Asbo had been given to a 15-year-old with Tourette's syndrome, which can involve an inability to stop shouting out profanities. The order banned the teenager from swearing in public, something made impossible because of his disorder.
In a case in the Midlands, the authorities applied for an Asbo against a 12-year-old girl with Asperger's who had been swearing in the street. It later emerged that she had heard her parents arguing with neighbours and had simply mimicked them.
Britain's National Autistic Society has called on the Home Office to record all cases when people with serious mental disorders have been given Asbos. Campaigners believe the definition of anti-social behaviour in the legislation, the 2003 Anti-Social Behaviour Act, is too vague. They argue that "behaviour that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress" could describe the behaviour of many autistic people.
Portrait of a Typical Young Offender
I was home but know I’m not.
I’m in Jail planning a escape plot
Decided that wasn’t good enough,
ended up feeling dead rough.
Thought of going to the gym to
but ended up getting beaten up.
Everyday is the same
but I think I’m going insane.
ended up in health care,
suicide notes flying every where.
I thought to myself I don’t care.
This is what’s happening everywhere
the same feelings
I’m in health care
YOUNG OFFENDER INSTITUTE
Critical Success Factors include
1:1 interview with Guidance worker to ascertain additional information regarding SEN information, health issues, etc.
Learning Support Department
Students may attend this room for various reasons:
Students who are unable to attend routine education classes receive tuition from Outreach teaching staff.
Locations may include:
In-cell tuition, on the ‘Wings’
Some students may require special support:
8-10 week course, for students who present challenging or vulnerable behaviour:
To provide a structured social interaction, where individuals can develop positive and progressive social skills and behaviour
Emphasis upon praise and reinforcement of positive student behaviour. Support is provided, particularly for those who appear vulnerable and demonstrate low self esteem.
Highly praised by Ofsted, 2004 and 2005.
Received Prison Award from Butler Trust.