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:
- children’s social care
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.