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Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements and Youth Justice$
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Kerry Baker and Alex Sutherland

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422156

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422156.001.0001

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Setting the scene: risk, welfare and rights

Setting the scene: risk, welfare and rights

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(p.11) 1 Setting the scene: risk, welfare and rights
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Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements and Youth Justice
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Sarah Jones

Kerry Baker

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422156.003.0002

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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