Improving healthcare in adult probation services: Learning from Youth Offending Teams

Brooker, Charlie, Collinson, Beth and Sirdifield, Coral (2022) Improving healthcare in adult probation services: Learning from Youth Offending Teams. Probation Journal . ISSN 0264-5505

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F02645505211070088

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Abstract

This article reviews the development of the healthcare provision in youth offending teams (YOTs), and the implications of this for improving provision for adults supervised by probation. The Crime and Disorder Act (1998) made healthcare funding a statutory requirement in YOTs, and healthcare presence in most YOTs was significantly boosted by the collaborative commissioning initiative. There is no parallel commissioning initiative in adult probation services. Only a small proportion of NHS clinical commissioning groups make specific investment for this population. Pockets of healthcare provision in probation settings exist, but not consistently. We argue that this represents a major social inequality.

Keywords:commissioning, healthcare, Criminal justice, youth offending, probation
Subjects:L Social studies > L431 Health Policy
L Social studies > L560 Probation/After Care
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:47979
Deposited On:10 Feb 2022 14:46

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