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17.5 Working with Looked After Children and Young People

A significant number of the children who are supervised by the YJT will also be Children in Need, and some of their needs will require safeguarding. It is necessary, therefore, for there to be clear links between the youth justice team and the other children’s services teams, both at a strategic level and at an operational level for individual children and young people. The YJT, in partnership with their wider statutory partners, have a mutual duty to make effective local arrangements to ensure that their functions are discharged with regard to the need to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children known to the youth justice system.

In particular, YJT staff should have regard to: