The focus of the work of the group is young people under 18 in secure care and custody, as they move into and between establishments and return to the community.
Role of the group
The role of the group is to:
- Share best practice to improve the reintegration and transitions for young people in Scotland;
- Report on any issues or concerns that would prevent a smooth transition;
- Share lessons that the group can learn from;
- Share knowledge on service provision throughout Scotland;
- Promote partnership working;
- Support the Whole System Approach;
- Integrate Getting it Right for Every Child into transitions;
- Promote family work and involvement;
- Monitor outcomes of improved transitions; and
- Report to and be accountable to the Strategic Group.
The remit of the group is to improve reintegration and transitions for young people in secure care and custody, by improving planning, service provision and partnership working.
Key tasks include:
- influencing policy and development of practice across Scotland;
- maintaining an up to date data profile of young people in secure care and custody;
- promoting the use of the reintegration and transitions guidance;
- promoting evidence-based practice;
- developing networks of practice in regional groupings; and
- strengthening links between the secure estate, the Scottish Prison Service, third sector providers and local authorities.
The membership of the Reintegration and Transitions Group consists of the ADSW, Local Authorities who are implementing the Whole System Approach; secure care providers; the Scottish Prison Service, third sector providers working with young people leaving secure care and custody; and the Scottish Government justice and youth justice teams.
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