Source: (2006) Papers presented at the Fourth Conference of the European Forum for Restorative Justice, “Restorative justice: An agenda for Europe”, Barcelona, Spain, 15-17 June 2006.

The SRSB is an independent statutory body set up under the Children Act 2001. Its functions include liaising with the various agencies and advising the Courts in relation to appropriate accommodation and services for children who offend. This function is carried out in keeping with the ethos of the Children Act: Detention as a last resort. (author's abstract).