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Staff in primary schools often feel powerless to support young people at risk of getting involved with gangs, because they are not getting the help they need from within the school or from other local agencies, a report has warned.

The average number of hours young people in custody spend in the classroom has fallen in the past two years despite government efforts to improve education provision, it has emerged.

Years of success at tackling youth crime will be threatened unless the government maintains funding for tackling and preventing youth offending, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

The treatment of children and young people in court custody is placing their welfare at risk, the group responsible for monitoring conditions has warned.

Young people who sexually exploit children often show signs of general criminality and deviant behaviour, a study has suggested.

MoJ 'on track' to hit youth custody staff recruitment target

By Tristan Donovan |

16 February 2018

A target of boosting the number of frontline staff in youth custody by 20 per cent will be met by the end of the year, the Ministry of Justice has said.

Council to boost youth work spending by £90K

By Joe Lepper |

14 February 2018

A council is set to invest an additional £90,000 in youth services after making support for young people a priority for extra investment over the next financial year.

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced plans to invest £45m in youth services over the next three years in a bid to divert young people in London away from crime.

The government has dismissed calls from an influential group of MPs for an urgent review of the youth criminal records system to take place.

A youth offending team will be permanently based inside a proposed state-of-the-art £6.9m youth zone in what is believed to be the first arrangement of its kind in England.