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Setting the scene: risk, welfare and rights

Sarah Jones and Kerry Baker

in Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements and Youth Justice

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9781847422156
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302841 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847422156.003.0002
Setting the scene: risk, welfare and rights

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This chapter outlines key features of the youth justice system in England and Wales, including the current focus on risk assessment and targeted interventions. It sets out some of the multiple responsibilities that Youth Offending Teams have towards young people and the various partnerships that they are expected to engage with. In setting the scene, the chapter provides a basic overview of Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements. The chapter concludes by highlighting critical questions raised by the intersection of risk, rights and welfare in youth justice.

Keywords: Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements; youth justice; Wales; England; risk assessment; targeted interventions; Youth Offending Teams; rights; welfare; young people

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