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Sentence Trouble

Sentence Trouble is a guide to help improve understanding and communication with children and young people, particular those with communication needs.

It has been written for everyone that works or volunteers in Youth Offending Teams (YOT), Secure Children's Homes, Secure Training Centres and Young Offenders Institutions (YOI).

Please click here to download.

Things to try poster
We have also developed a poster that gives the youth justice workforce some suggestions on ways to communicate with young people.

Please click here to download.

You may also be interested in'Doing justice to speech language and communication needs'.

This report from The Trust brings together the key messages and recommendations from a round table event held in November 2014.

It aims to provide a platform from which practitioners, services and policy makers can think about the different approaches, challenges and opportunities to improve outcomes for children and young people with SLCN in the youth justice system. Access the report here.



To view guidance from The Trust and our partners on the reformed SEND system in youth justice settings please click here.



We very much appreciate your feedback and comments on our publications. Please click here to download a form to tell us your views.

Please send your completed form back to or The Communication Trust, 31 Angel Gate, Goswell Road, London, EC1V 2PT