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VIDEO: Surrey’s Ben Byrne appointed to national youth justice role

Surrey County Council’s Ben Byrne has been made a member of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. Mr Byrne is the county council’s Head of Early Help and Family Services having previously been Head of Youth Justice and Youth Support. More information can be found in a media release from the Ministry of Justice.

VIDEO AND PICTURES: Carpentry workshops helping to steer young people away from crime

Lord McNally, Chair of the Youth Justice Board, visited Surrey’s Youth Support Service to find out how carpentry is helping to steer young people away from crime. Surrey’s Youth Support Service is using a ground-breaking approach to help turn around the lives of troubled young people in the county. Read the full media release here.

Lord Laming praises Surrey’s work to keep children in care out of custody

Surrey’s approach to keeping children in care out of custody was today praised in an independent review chaired by Lord Laming. The cross-bench peer’s report for the Prison Reform Trust found action needs to be taken to prevent children in care being “sucked into the criminal justice system for trivial reasons”. He highlighted how the work done … Continue reading

Youth head interviewed by BBC about new approach from council

Head of Youth Support Services Ben Byrne tells BBC Surrey presenter Mark Carter about Surrey County Council’s use of the principles of restorative justice to improve services to residents and save money after they produced impressive results with young people. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey.

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