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Leeds Youth Offending Service

We work with children and young people aged 10 to 17 years who have offended and help prevent them getting into further trouble. 

We work with a variety of organisations, young people, parents and carers to:

  • 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 
  • work with and support victims of youth crime
  • support young people who are bailed by the courts, during sentence and on release
  • supervise young people on court orders
  • assist with arrangements for a young person remanded to Local Authority care by the courts
  • assist parents through voluntary support.

For further information about the criminal justice system for youths please see the external links section.

How to contact us

Leeds YOS has 3 geographical area teams, ENE (East North East), WNW (West North West) and SSE (South South East) and several specialist teams that work across the city.

Secure emails:
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Youth Offending Service ENE Team: leeds.yos.north@leeds.gov.uk.cjsm.net or 0113 2243308

Technorth,
9 Harrogate Road, 
Chapel Allerton, 
LS7 3NB

Youth Offending Service Management Team:
leeds.yos@leeds.gov.uk.cjsm.net or 0113 3782055

Restorative Justice and Volunteering Team: 
0113 3782055

SSE Team
leeds.yos.south@leeds.gov.uk.cjsm.net or 0113 3782055

Interventions Team:
0113 3782055
 
These teams are based at
Youth Justice centre
Church Street
Hunslet
Leeds 
LS10 2AP (please see the map in the documents section on this page)

WNW Team
leeds.yos.west@leeds.gov.uk.cjsm.net​ or 0113 3950101​

Hough Lane Centre, 
Hough Lane, 
Bramley, 
LS13 3RD​  

Court Team

0113 3782071

Level 5
Leeds Magistrates Court, 
28 Westgate,  LS1 3UP 

email: leeds.yos.court@leeds.gov.uk.cjsm.net​​ ​​​​

Restorative justice

​Restorative Justice is about resolving conflict, supporting the victim and enabling the offender to accept responsibilty for their actions.

It is an opportunity for a young person to repair the damage caused by their offending and carry out a positive activity in the community. The work undertaken is anything from environmental clean ups or litter picking to helping people with disabilities or delivering leaflets for a charity. Providing the opportunity for young people to make a positive contribution can help reassure victims and can reduce the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour.

You can suggest projects for us to take on by calling 0113 395 7201.​​

Restorative Justice Council

Supporting young people sentenced in court

Assessment
​All young people who are referred to the YOS are assessed by a member of  our staff. The assessment used (Asset) is approved by the Youth Justice Board.

Young people and parents are asked for their input and the information given is used to identify what services and interventions would help. If a young person has special education needs or a disability we work with our nurses, education officers and other professionals to develop an individual plan to meet their needs.

Education support
Whilst a young person is in custody the YOS Education Officer will ensure that:

  • the young person’s school is invited to attend reviews in custody
  • planning for release is started at an early stage
  • school has been identified and is available for the young person to attend on their day of release
  • details of work done in custody are provided to the school on release​

Young People in custody: an overview

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