Public Legal Education – February 2013

The U R Boss project, part of the Howard League for Penal Reform, has developed a one day training seminar to complement its guide to resettlement law. The training and the guide are designed to help improve the support available for young people on release from custody.

Taking place in Birmingham on Thursday 7 February and in Nottingham on Thursday 21 February, the one day seminar and guidance were developed in response to calls to the Howard League’s legal advice helpline from young people in custody.

Young people leaving custody may have a range of complex needs related to accommodation, leaving care entitlements, getting the right level and type of support, and being heard by local decision-makers

By attending the seminar, delegates will:

  • Gain knowledge of the principles underlying the provision of resettlement support to young people leaving custody;
  • Gain basic knowledge of the legislation and guidance that supports the provision of resettlement support to young people leaving custody;
  • Understand more about assessing a young person’s resettlement needs for when they are released from custody;
  • Be able to use tools, guidance and support available to assist young people with resettlement needs upon release from custody; and
  • Take part in interactive exercises to show what a practitioner can and should do to support young people upon release from custody to make sure that they get what they need.

To reserve a place on the Birmingham event visit To reserve a place on the Nottingham event visit

For further information contact Ross Little, Training and Development Officer, at or on 020 7241 7882.

To download the guide, and other resources produced by the U R Boss project visit