Unfortunately, the research report on educational barriers didn't just stop there in its criticisms. It went on to highlight other generic barriers such as:
Professional lack of knowledge about the youth justice system
Conflicting objectives and targets between agencies
Confused responsibilities between agencies
Ineffective and non-existent protocols
Limited and tardy transmission of key information (YJB 2006)
Recommendations within the report included developing strategies to support young people in the transition from custody to the community, and also adopting a holistic approach which addresses both welfare issues alongside ETE.
Not surprisingly, the Ofsted report 'Transitions Through Detention and Custody' published in 2010 recommends that there is a need to develop a national statutory plan, to be completed for each child and young person as they move through the criminal justice system that is recognised by all stakeholders, in order to ensure integration between services. We agree with this approach.