Youth court advocacy
These resources are for solicitors practising in the youth justice system and their employers. They can help you:
- Address the challenges of practising in the youth justice system, including adapting to the needs of vulnerable children and engaging effectively with them.
- Meet your continuing competence obligations by identifying and addressing any learning and development needs so your knowledge, skills and behaviours are up to date.
- Deliver a competent service as required by our Code of Conduct.
- Demonstrate good practice.
We developed these resources with a wide range of stakeholders, including lawyers who practise in the youth justice system and representatives from:
- The Association of Youth Offending Team Managers
- The Ministry of Justice Working Group on Quality of Advocacy
- The Magistrates’ Association
- Just for Kids Law
- The Crown Prosecution Service.
Supporting youth court advocates
Why youth courts are different
How youth court solicitors can stay competent
Hints and tips for youth court advocates