Youth Offending Service

The Youth Offending Service aims to prevent offending and re-offending by young people aged 10-17. We also have a role in protecting the public. We provide comprehensive assessments and reports for the police and courts. This documentation informs decisions on pre-court disposals, court ordered outcomes and interventions that follow.

The service works in partnership (multi-agency) with:

  • police
  • health
  • education
  • children’s social care
  • probation

The work we do with young people, their family and victims takes place with input from the following people:

  • YOS social workers
  • probation officers
  • police officers
  • health professionals (such as psychologists and nurse)
  • drugs workers
  • education workers
  • restorative justice workers
  • accommodation officer
  • activities coordinator
  • other professionals who may know the young person or family.

During 'multi-agency risk planning meetings' we look at the needs, risks, safety, wellbeing and support for each young person.

YOS-Participation policy
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YOS-pre-sentence report
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YOS-Prevention
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YOS-Restorative Justice Services
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YOS-What is a Referral Order
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YOS-What is an ISS requirement
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