Heron Unit

MQT on 2012-11-21
Session date: 
November 21, 2012
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


You confirmed in MQ1216/2012 that funding for the Project Daedalus and other resettlement projects funded through the EST Youth Programme finished at the end of May 2012. What is the future for the Heron Unit at Feltham and will you continue to support it via new programmes?


Answer for Heron Unit

Answer for Heron Unit

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Daedalus was always a pilot and ran from September 2009 until May 2012. It is good news that the Youth Justice Board have committed to continue the Heron Unit as an enhanced resettlement unit and reflects positively on the achievements of the programme.

This will complement the new GLA/ESF young offender resettlement scheme, which will offer resettlement broker support to young offenders in custody and in the community, including those on the Heron Unit.