Issue details

Youth Justice Grant

In line with paragraph 6(b) of the Executive Members’ Delegation Scheme, the Executive Member for Children’s Services is asked to authorise the agreement for NYCC to accept the Youth Justice Grant for the following financial year 2023/2024, which will allow the Chief Financial Officer to authorise the acceptance of the grant. This will enable the local authority to receive the allocated funding to support the continued delivery of the Youth Justice service
Section 39 (1) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 requires the cooperation of statutory partners to form a Youth Offending Team (YOT). There is a duty for the local authority, the police, the probation service, and health named partners to cooperate in order to secure youth justice services appropriate to their area. YOTs are partially funded by the Government’s youth justice grant, in addition to funding from the council and statutory partners, to deliver elements of the youth justice system at a local level.
The local Youth justice plan must be submitted to the Youth Justice Board by 30 June 2023 to ensure timely payment of our Youth Justice Grant 2023/24.
We are awaiting confirmation of the actual amount of grant funding however the Youth Justice board have advised in a letter dated 17th March that they hope to be able to confirm your 2023/24 grant funding in Spring 2023. We have been advised that the funding for 2023/2024 will be similar to that of the previous year.
Based on the allocated funding for 2022/2023 we expect to be awarded a grant to the value of around £900,000 However if it exceeds the value of £1,000,000 the report will need to be approved by the Executive committee.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure >£500,000 & Affects from than one division;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 27/03/2023

Decision due: 1 Aug 2023 by Executive Member for Children & Families

Lead member: Executive Member for Children & Families

Lead director: Corporate Director Children and Young People's Services

Contact: Barbara Merrygold, Head of Early Help, Children and Families Service Email: Email:


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  • Youth Justice Grant