G4S is the largest secure outsourcing company in the UK and Ireland, with a turnover of more than £1.7 billion and over 55,000 employees managed from over 100 offices. More than 10,000 customers, including 59 FTSE 100 companies and the majority of UK Government Departments, depend on G4S to provide them with a safe and secure way to deliver their services.
As part of G4S Central Government Services, G4S Children’s Services manages three purpose-built Secure Training Centres (STCs) in Milton Keynes, Rochester and Rugby on behalf of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales.
At our STCs, teams of committed people look after young people aged 12 to 17 years old who have been remanded or sentenced to periods of detention. We work closely with the Home Office, the Youth Justice Board and the Ministry for Justice, to ensure that our regimes and designs reflect best practice in residential care to prevent offending.
During their time with us, the young people attend school lessons at our on-site education facilities, as well as taking part in offending behaviour programmes designed to help them address the actions and attitudes that led them into custody. Our aim for all of the young people who come to one of our STCs, is to help them understand why they have come to us and give them the support and guidance they need for when they are released.
The policies and aims of our STCs are derived from the principles of childcare best practice and reflect the Every Child Matters agenda. The aim is to create a living environment that helps address the cycle of offending behaviour and one that is consistent with the needs of developing the boys and girls in our care.