HMP Werrington began life in 1895 as an industrial school and was later purchased by the Prison Commissioners in 1955. Following the implementation of the Criminal Justice Act 1982 it was converted into a Youth Custody Centre in 1985 and in 1988 it became a Juvenile Centre.
Currently, Werrington is one of four establishments the Youth Justice Board (YJB) commission from the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) to provide specialist custodial places for young people aged 15 - 18.
Within HMPPS, the Young People’s Estate has responsibility for the management and operational delivery of all under-18 Young Offender Institutions (YOIs). The Youth Justice Board (YJB) commission around 900 places for young men, making it the biggest provider of secure accommodation for young people in England and Wales.
Ash Bank Rd, Werrington, Stoke-on-Trent ST9 0DX