Preparation for Leaving

From the outset, we start the journey with the end in mind. From the moment the young person arrives we consider what would happen if they were to leave tomorrow and prepare them as best we can for that. Depending on the length of their remand or detention, we develop plans based on their short, medium and long-term needs, always focusing on their ultimate return and reintegration into the community and reducing the risk of re-offending.

Preparation for leaving involves practical programmes that are regularly reviewed and constantly supervised. These cover all aspects of their care including accommodation, living skills, finances, work, education and health. We involve all relevant parties which includes the young person themselves as well as the key people in their lives such as parents/family, carers, as well as representatives from care, education, health and other relevant external agencies.