Leeds Youth Offending Service (YOS) is part of Leeds Children’s Services. We work with children and young people (aged 10-17 years) who have offended and help prevent them getting into further trouble. We achieve this by working together with young people and their parents or carers, the victims of crime and other agencies and organisations in the local community.
The YOS is made up of Social Workers, Education Workers, Police Officers, Health Workers, Probation Officers, Restorative Justice and Youth Workers. It uses a multi-agency approach in order to access the services young people need to help turn them away from crime. In this way we can:
- support children and young people and prevent them from offending;
- reduce the risk of further offending by young people and help them face up to the consequences of their offending;
- work with and support victims of youth crime;
- support young people who are bailed by the courts;
- prepare reports for the courts;
- supervise young people on court orders;
- assist with arrangements for a young person remanded to Local Authority care by the courts;
- support young people during sentence and on release from custodial sentences;
- assist parents through voluntary support.
For further information about the criminal justice system for youths please see the external links on the bottom right of this page.
To contact Leeds YOS please use the contact us tab.