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Youth Offending Services

The principle aim of the Youth Offending Service is to prevent offending and re-offending by children and young people. The National Standards for Youth Justice Services are set by the relevant Secretary of State on advice from the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (YJB), and are intended to provide a set of minimum requirements for those organisations providing youth justice services.

There is a Youth Offending Team (YOT) in every local authority in England and Wales. They are made up of representatives from the Police, Probation Service, Social Services, Health, Drugs and Alcohol Misuse services and Housing Officers.

Since Islington YOS incorporates representatives from a wide range of services, it can respond to the needs of young offenders in a comprehensive way. It identifies the needs of each young offender by assessing them with a national assessment, an ASSET which identifies the specific problems that make the young person offend as well as measuring the risk they pose to others. This enables the YOS to identify suitable programmes to addresses the needs of the young person with the intention of preventing further offending.

Islington YOS incorporates:

  • Diversion Scheme (Triage)

  • Final Warning workers

  • Interventions

  • Court and Community Services

  • Resettlement and Support Services

The Youth Offending Service works with young people who are:

  • between 10-17 years old
  • resident in London Borough of Islington
  • involved in offending, or
  • at risk of offending

Office address: 27 Dingley Place, London, EC1V 8BR

Telephone: 020 7527 7050 / 7060

Fax: 020 7527 7066

After 5.30 pm and at weekends, Youth Offending Services work is covered for emergencies only by the Emergency Duty Team - contact them on 020 7226 0992.

An Islington Youth Offending Service worker is on duty on Islington court days at Thames Youth Court. Ask any member of the court staff for details.

For more information visit the main Youth Offending Services pages.

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