Youth Offending Service

Age Range:

11 – 17 (some 18 year olds may work with the YOS if they were 17 at the time of their offence.

The Service:

Monitoring and support provision for young offenders or those young people at risk of offending.

Who is the service for?

Southwark young people who have committed an offence and who have been referred to the YOS in order to complete a court order.

Southwark young people who have received an out of court disposal from the police and been referred to YOS to complete an order.

Southwark young people who are at risk of committing an offence and have been referred to the YOS voluntarily for support.

Criteria for access to service

Involvement in the criminal justice system or at risk of entering the criminal justice system.

Accessibility of this service

YOS office is staffed from 8 until 8 Monday to Friday and has wheelchair access.

How this is provided / How can I access this service?

The youth court or police will refer the vast majority of young people to the YOS.

For those ‘at risk of offending’ referrals can come from schools, colleges, the youth service or family members if there is concern. A member of the YOS team will be able to discuss the level of support that can be offered on a voluntary basis for each ‘at risk’ case.

How is this service funded?

The YOS is part of Southwark Council’s services

Do you need to pay for this service?

This is a free service