From Brent Council
Leading education charity, Achievement for All (AfA), has awarded Brent Council a national accolade for quality for outstanding work to secure better outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the youth justice system.
The Quality Mark Award has been developed by Achievement for All in close partnership with the Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) to help illuminate the problems that many young people with SEND in the youth justice system face.
Brent achieved the Quality Mark status for being proactive on child-centred services, ensuring young people in custody have the support they needed, and having strong partnerships with schools, health services, families, secure units, and prisons.
Gail Tolley, Strategic Director Children and Young People, said:
Achieving the AFA/AYM Quality Mark is recognition of the determined partnership work undertaken by Brent Council to improve outcomes for young people with special educational needs in the youth justice system.Brent's Quality Mark status will run for three years until 31 March 2021.
The Brent Youth Offending Service embraced the benchmarking process with enthusiasm and a genuine desire to provide some of our most vulnerable young people with the quality of provision they deserve.
The Quality Mark is another example of the commitment evident amongst staff in our borough to equip young people with the knowledge and skills needed to secure a safe and successful future and make a valuable contribution to their families and communities.