27th-28th November 2018, King Power Stadium, Leicester

About the event


Hosted by the YJB, the Youth Justice Convention is the annual event for all those working in the youth justice system, in particular managers, professionals, practitioners and policy makers. This year's convention will be returning to the King Power Stadium, Leicester, for the 27th-28th November.

Now in its 18th year, this year's convention is titled 'Child first’ and will tackle key topics, including:

  • Update on youth justice reforms and YJB priorities 
  • Effective diversion and prevention 
  • Serious youth violence 
  • Topics will continue to be added to the site

Confirmed to speak:

  • Charlie Taylor, Chair, Youth Justice Board
  • Andy Hood, Senior Head of Service for Young People's Services, Doncaster Youth Offending
  • Susannah Hancock, Chief Executive, The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
  • Gwyneth Boswell, Visiting Professor, School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia 
  • Dr Henry Kippin, Director of Public Service Reform, West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Joel Hanna, Head of Service, Children Looked After Services, Leeds City Council 
  • Dr Tim Bateman, Reader in Youth Justice, University of Bedfordshire

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Who attends?

Heads of Education - Heads of Community Safety - Heads of Service - Heads of Youth Justice - Heads of Youth Offending Service - Managing Directors - Operational Managers - Resettlement Managers - Restorative Justice Managers - Service Managers - Team Managers - YOS Managers - YOT Managers - Youth Facilitators - Youth Justice Officers


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