Youth Justice Board

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 24th June 2019.

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Photo of Yasmin Qureshi Yasmin Qureshi Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on the demographic breakdown of Youth Justice Boards in the UK.

Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

This demographic information relates to the Youth Justice Board (YJB) for England and Wales. Youth Justice is a devolved matter in the rest of the UK. The data below summarises YJB’s staff composition as at 31 March 2019. All staff by gender

Gender

Percentage

Male

42%

Female

58%

Total

100%

All staff by ethnicity

Ethnicity

Percentage

BAME

17%

White

66%

Not specified

16%

Total

100%

All staff by age

Age

Percentage

25-34

14%

35-44

28%

45-54

28%

55-64

25%

65 +

2%

UNKNOWN

3%

Total

100%

All staff by disability

Percentage of staff who consider themselves disabled

2%

The data below summarises YJB’s Board member composition as at 1 January 2018. Board members including the Chair by gender

Gender

Percentage

Male

73%

Female

27%

Total

100%

Board members including the Chair by ethnicity

Ethnicity

Percentage

BAME

9%

White

91%

Not specified

0%

Total

100%

Board members excluding the Chair by age

Age

Percentage

26-35

10%

36-45

10%

46-55

30%

56-65

50%

Total

100%

Board members including the chair by disability

Percentage of staff who consider themselves disabled

9%

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