HC Deb 24 March 1998 vol 309 cc100-1W
Mr. Allan

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether(a) local probation officers and (b) social workers will be involved in the supervision of young offenders sentenced to a period at a secure training centre; and if he will make a statement. [35342]

Mr. Michael

Until such time as the proposed Youth Offending Teams are in place, supervision of those juvenile offenders subject to the secure training order will be the responsibility of Directors of Social Services. In practice, this will mean that supervising officers are mainly social workers but it need not preclude the involvement of probation officers in appropriate cases where inter agency youth justice teams are already in place.

Supervision will be carried out in accordance with procedures set out in a National Standard which sets out the objectives of supervision and the requirements for the involvement of the supervising officer throughout the sentence.

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