Supporting young people with experience of the justice system into work : Symposium Session

This interactive Symposium Session highlights the barriers young people are facing but also urges people to work together and add a positive voice to this space.

Youth Ambassador Chair, Patrick Cantellow welcomed our attendees to our Supporting Young People with Experience of the Justice System Symposium session today, the fourth session of our week long Symposium Series.

Patrick was joined by Keith Fraser, Chair of Youth Justice Board, Davie Parkes, Managing Director of The Skill Mill, Elroy Palmer MBE, SOS Team Leader at St Giles Trust and Youth Ambassadors Nicole and Amran.

This session aimed to give a better understanding of the issues being faced by young people with experience of the youth justice system. The session highlighted the key barriers young people face in accessing work and in particular good quality meaningful work. We were lucky enough to hear from those doing great work to support young people into employment.

Watch the full recording below and access the slides here

The Education Select Committee currently has a live inquiry (open until 8th January) on prisoner education which covers young people and children as well as adults. The Committee is interested in how school exclusion policy impacts on youth custody and how alternative provision settings support young people who experience challenges in education and learning. https://committees.parliament.uk/work/817/education-are-prisoners-being-left-behind/

Our free booklet is still available to download:

For more information, please email info@youthemployment.org.uk or call 01536 513388.

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