Young offenders institutions
Transport to custody


Children going to YOI must be transported to and from Court using transport which is appropriate for children, minimises delays and does not put them in contact with adult prisoners or accused (Scottish Government, 2021).

All children are transported from court to custody by GEOAmey under contract from the Scottish Government.

Secure transport providers are responsible for:

All children will be transported in individual compartments within the vehicle. They will not be handcuffed during this time but will be when moving to/from any secure building.

Arrival at the YOI

On arrival the child will go through the YOI reception. The escort provider and receiving officer will ensure all relevant paperwork and the child’s belongings are handed over.

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