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
An employee of Surrey County Council’s Youth Support Service has been awarded an MBE to honour her for giving young offenders a second chance. Ellie Paterson, who has been working in the service for nearly 30 years, was recognised for helping young offenders make amends for their crimes by taking part in community projects or … Continue reading
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.
The Guardian has published an article about Surrey County Council’s use of the principles of restorative justice to improve services to residents and save money. Head of Youth Support Services Ben Byrne set out the new approach.