Chair, Youth Justice Board
Charlie Taylor became Chair of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales in March 2017.
Before taking up his current role he led the Government’s review of the youth justice system, Charlie Taylor was Chief Executive of the National College of Teaching and Leadership from its launch in 2013. He is a former head teacher of The Willows, a school for children with complex behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. He was the Coalition Government’s expert adviser on behaviour until 2012 and produced reviews for the Department for Education on alternative provision (for children excluded from mainstream schools) and attendance in schools.
Charlie was author of the Review of the Youth Justice System in England and Wales published in December 2016.
Chief Executive, The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
Susannah Hancock is Chief Executive for the Association of Policing and Crime Commissioners (APCC).
Susannah started her career as a Probation Officer in London, before moving on to managing multiagency Youth Offending Teams in a number of south London boroughs. She joined the Youth Justice Board, initially as its Head of London and then as National Head of Performance, working across England and Wales to deliver on a national programme to reduce youth reoffending and prevent young people offending.
She went on to work for the London Criminal Justice Board as its Director of Reducing Reoffending, leading a cross agency team to deliver a programme of criminal justice reform across London.
Susannah’s roles prior to joining the APCC included Assistant Chief Executive of the national charity Victim Support, and most recently, Chief Executive for the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner in Essex.
Dr Tim Bateman
Reader in Youth Justice, University of Bedfordshire
Dr Tim Bateman is Reader in Youth Justice at the University of Bedfordshire. He has a background in youth justice policy and has extensive experience as a social worker with children in conflict with the law. Tim has written widely on youth justice, youth crime and young people in trouble. He has a particular interest in the experiences of children within the criminal justice system. Tim is co-editor of Safer Communities journal, News Editor for Youth Justice journal, Editorial Board member of Child and Families Law Quarterly and Deputy of Chair of the National Association for Youth Justice.