We work with children and young people aged between 10 and 18 with the aim of preventing offending and re-offending. We also work with children and young people aged 8-14 who are at risk of offending or anti-social behaviour.
The Youth Offending Service includes representatives from local councils, the police, probation service and health authorities and a range of other agencies. Find out more about Youth Offending Services at Direct.gov.uk.
We make sure young people face up to their crime, take responsibility for their actions and we offer help and support if there are any personal issues like family background and friends that make re-offending more likely.
We give every young person who has offended and has been through the Youth Court one-one support. We look at ways to change the young person’s behaviour by looking at new life opportunities like education, personal skills like anger management and employment.
Laurence Jones, Head of Service
tel: 01623 520109
Web: More information about the youth offending service can be found on our young people's page.