An unannounced inspection of Wetherby YOI by the Prisons Inspectorate in March found significant progress had been made at the establishment in Yorkshire, which holds around 260 boys aged between 15 and 18.
Disability behind bars
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MPs to probe rise in knife crime in wake of spate of deaths
The all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on knife crime, which will be supported by children's charity Barnardo's and youth charity Redthread, will evaluate policies and programmes aimed at reducing knife crime, developing recommendations for government on how to tackle the issue.
The launch follows the deaths of four teenagers in the space of a week across the country last month after stabbings, including a 15-year-old boy from Croydon.
An at-risk 15-year-old boy involved in a “range” of criminal activities was left “free to abscond” as a result of the national shortage of secure accommodation placements, a judge has said.
The boy, named as M, went missing from his grandmother’s home around 28 August, between two court dates intended to resolve the issue of his living arrangements and long-term support. At the time he was already serving a community sentence for a criminal offence.