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The Youth Court is a very different place from the Adult Magistrates’ Court or the Crown Court. It has its own unusual procedures and sentencing powers and concepts which must be understood and are applicable only to children (10 - 13) and young people (14 - 17).

This virtual classroom seminar is a must for Crown Prosecutors, Defence Advocates, Legal Advisers to Magistrates and anyone who has dealings with the Youth Court. It will bring you up to speed on all changes as well as covering important case law and 25 useful things to know about the Youth Court.

What You Will Learn

This live session will cover the following:

  • 25 useful things to know about the Youth Court
  • Understanding the law in relation to remands - Remands into Local Authority Accommodation (LAA) - Remands into Youth Detention Accommodation (YDA)
  • Dealing with Grave Crimes - representations on the suitability or otherwise of the case being heard in the Youth Court by way of trial - really understanding Section 91 of the Powers of Criminal Court (Sentencing) Act 2000
  • Murder and manslaughter in the Youth Court
  • Assisting the Youth Court with the powers of a Crown Court Judge in relation to the sentencing of Children (10 - 13) and Young People (14 - 17) - an important consideration in determining whether or not to accept jurisdiction
  • A working knowledge of the important document issued by the Sentencing Council - June 2017 - ‘Overarching Principles - The Sentencing of Children and Young People
  • Persistent Offenders - why it is so important to understand this concept
  • The structure of a criminal trial in the Youth Court from beginning to end
  • Special Measures and Ground Rules Hearings
  • Prosecuting/Defending a rape trial in the Youth Court - the things you need to know about child witnesses
  • Orders available in the Youth Court that would not be available in the Adult Magistrates’ Court
  • The role of the Youth Offending Service
  • A working knowledge of the concept of ‘Dangerousness’ in the Youth Court and how it may affect the case - possible committal for sentence to the Crown Court under Section 3C of the PCC(S)A 2000
  • Possible committal for sentence to the Crown Court under Section 3B of the PCC(S)A 2000
  • The circumstances in which the statements of the witnesses may be read
  • Making good use of Section 139 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003
  • Intermediaries in the Youth Court
  • Warrants
  • Bad character and Hearsay applications
  • Youth Court Quiz - 25 useful Questions with 3 multiple-choice answers per question

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.

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Learn Live | 22.11.2022

N/A | 9:30am - 4:30pm

A Youth Court Update with Colin Beaumont & Clive Smith

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9:30am - 4:30pm

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Discounts are available for multiple places. If you have 5 or more people interested in participating in this virtual learning session please email us at group@mblseminars.com for more information.

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