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S140 Extended Care Agreements in youth justice

On 14 July 2017, the provisions relating to s140 extended care agreements were amended. It is now possible for a youth justice coordinator to sign the s145 certificate in some circumstances. This practice guidance reflects the updated legislation. 

A youth justice family group conference can agree that a child or young person should be placed in the care of the chief executive or with a s396 provider, by way of a s140 extended care agreement. This includes the ability to make an extended care agreement under s140(1)(d) which are “for the purpose of assisting the young person aged 15 years or more to achieve independence”. The “Achieving Independence” provisions apply equally to any young person under a youth justice intervention, for whom a s140(1)(d) is agreed.