types of CUSTODIAL SENTENCES for young people

Courts have a range of different sentences they can give offenders aged 10-17. These include:

Custodial sentences

Young offenders can receive custodial sentences but they will only be imposed in the most serious cases. When they are given, they aim to provide training and education and rehabilitate the offender so they don’t reoffend. Sentences can be spent in secure children’s homes, secure training centres and young offender institutions.

More information can be found in the guideline on sentencing children and young people.