Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Youth prisons miss education targets

More news on the (lack of) education of children in prison:
Only half of the prison service establishments that hold juvenile offenders have met YJB targets for providing education and training over the past year.

The YJB (previously the Youth Justice Board) has set the secure estate a target of providing an average of 25 hours a week of education and training for each young person in its care. This rises to 30 hours a week as more resources become available.
Last week the Home Office said eight young offender institutions (YOIs) met the target between April 2005 and March 2006, but eight did not.
Actually, we've only just noticed that the Youth Justice Board has re-branded itself. I guess it's to make them sound cool.

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