A right to information request has revealed Ashley Youth Detention Centre detainees seem to face "no consequences" for assaulting staff, don't have access to nicotine patches and only have milk to drink in the units.
The issues were raised as part of an Ashley+ Approach Working Group meeting on February 13 last year.
The group was formed at the discretion of the director strategic youth services to define, develop, implement and monitor the Ashley Therapeutic Approach across the youth detention centre.
In the same meeting a member said the job was becoming more difficult and there was no support on many levels and the clinical psychologist had resigned, but someone would fill the position until the successful applicant could start.
The fact nicotine patches were no longer available to the youth offenders was "making them twice as on edge and angry", according to the meeting's minutes, with a note made to follow up on the discussion point.
Another issue raised was the quick changeover with staff, with no information given at changeover for individual kids.
In a meeting on May 23 concerns about staffing consistency in the youth detention centre's school were discussed, with training, leave and external study commitments across the teaching team believed to be the causes.
The executive summary of the Ashley+ Approach report, Custodial Youth Justice Organisational Change Program, said the state government was committed to improving the outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and their families.
"The time for tinkering around the edges of previous recommendations must come to an end to ensure positive outcomes for Tasmania's most vulnerable young people, their families and the communities in which they live," the summary said.