Young offenders: government plans to put education 'at heart of detention'
Alan TravisAcademies and free schools are to be invited to take over education in young offender institutions (YOIs) as part of a radical plan to create "secure training colleges".
A green paper on the future of youth custody, which the justice secretary, Chris Grayling, is due to outline, aims to "put education at the heart of detention" for the 1,500 young offenders currently held in YOIs, local authority secure units and privately run secure training centres across England and Wales.
The latest reoffending statistics for 2011/12 show 73% of young offenders reoffended within a year of leaving custody compared with 47% of adult offenders. Although YOIs are contracted to deliver 15 hours of education a week for each offender, they often fail to do so. Half of all the 15-17-year-olds sent to young offender institutions are assessed as having the literacy levels of a seven-11 year old, with 88% of the young male offenders having been excluded from school.
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"Young offenders: government plans to put education 'at heart of detention'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2013. Consulté le 23/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/young-offenders-government-plans-to-put-education-at-heart-of-detention-