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The learning journey for young people placed by the Youth Justice Board (YJB) in Secure Children’s Homes (SCHs) in Wales

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This document covers requirements for the provision of education and training for young people placed in SCHs via the YJB.

This document is jointly owned by the Youth Justice Board (YJB) and the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG).

The purpose of this document is to:

  • describe the policy environment in which young offenders’ learning and skills provision is set;
  • describe the role that young offenders’ learning and skills provision is expected to play in achieving the Government’s policy objectives in England and Wales;
  • set out requirements and good practice for the delivery of learning and skills services for juvenile offenders in Secure Children’s Homes (SCHs). It looks to promote consistent education and training experiences for young offenders between custody and the community, with provision based on meeting personal needs and fostering young peoples’ engagement, progression and achievement; and
  • set out the requirements and expectations that the YJB and WAG have for the provision of education and training for children and young people (placed by the YJB) in SCHs in Wales.