Placing young people in custody
The YJB is responsible for placing children and young people, under-18, remanded or sentenced to custody.In all cases, following consultation with YOT and / or local authority staff, the YJB decides which establishment a young person is sent to, based on their:
- individual needs
- risks and personal circumstances.
Contact details for the YJB Placement Service team.
Placement information formThe Placement Information Form (PIF) is the only document that the YJB Placement Service uses to determine the most suitable placement for a young person entering the secure estate.
It is to be completed by YOT staff and sent to the YJB Placements Service via Connectivity.
YOTs should refer to the guidance document when completing the form.
- Placement Information Form (DOC 0.24mb)
- How to complete the Placement Information Form - Guidance (DOC 0.36mb)
This Word version of the form is provided for reference, and for use in exceptional circumstances, for instance when a case management system is unavailable.
Bail Package Recommendation form
The Bail Package Recommendation form can be used when a remand to local authority accommodation is being considered.
- Bail Package Recommendation form (DOC 0.11mb)
This form is not built into YOT case management systems and is not required to be sent to the YJB.
The intention of the form is to assist in preparing and presenting bail options to the court. It does not replace the Bail Asset.
Post Court Report form
The one-page Post Court Report form should be completed by the YOT officer at court.
This MUST be passed to the allocated establishment and YJB Placement Service via connectivity.
- Post Court Report (DOC 0.07mb)
Protocol for the placement of children and young people aged 14-17 in breach of a Gang Injunction
The placement protocol is designed to assist the effective and safe placement of children or young people subject to a gang injunction. Any placement decisions will be guided by the specifics of the child or young person's placement information form and take account of any prohibited associations and any other gang related issues that could affect their stay in custody.
Protocol for the placement of children and young people aged 14-17 in breach of a Gang Injunction (PDF 0.07mb)