Youth Offending Service

4. Statutory orders

The Youth Offending Service (YOS) is also responsible for supervising young people who have been convicted of offences and have received a sentence of the court. This could be in the community or in custody.

All young people on these statutory orders will have a full assessment made of;

  • the risks that they pose of re-offending
  • harm they pose to others and harm to themselves.

A plan of work will then be drawn up with the young person and their parents. They will be seen on a regular basis to complete a range of work to reduce the risk of them re-offending.

The YOS contacts all victims affected by offences committed by young people who have been convicted via the courts.

They'll be given the opportunity have a face to face meetings with the young person who committed the offence against them.

Victims are also able to be involved in deciding the conditions under which a young person is released back into the community from custody.