Young offenders institutions


On release the young person will have any conditions of release explained to them by the YOI staff. The YOI is no longer responsible for the young person.

Throughcare Support Officers (TSOs) and third sector organisations

TSOs can work with the young person on return to the community generally for a period of up to eight weeks. Third sector organisations may also be involved in providing post-release support and supporting engagement with other services. It is fundamental that partnership working is effective and supports are coordinated.

Meet at the gate

It is good practice that young people who are not being met on release by a friend or family member are met by the Lead and/or other professional. The National Standards for Youth Justice Provision in Scotland (Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice, 2013) recommend the Lead Professional meets the young person within one working day and regularly thereafter. Under the National Outcomes and Standards for Social Work Services in the Criminal Justice System individuals subject to release on licence should be seen by the local authority social worker on the day of release.

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