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Vulnerable

Any boy aged between 15 and 17 will be sent to a young offenders’ institution if remanded into youth detention accommodation or given a prison sentence, unless they are vulnerable, in which case they will be sent to a secure training centre or secure children’s home.

The Youth Justice Board will decide where to accommodate any 15-17 year old boy, with input from the local youth offending team, which provides information about the child’s needs, risks and circumstances.

For information on how to question a placement decision or ask for a transfer see here.