Youth Offending Service (YOS)
- Youth Offending Service
- How we help people
- Haringey Youth On Track (HYOT)
- Community Panel Member (volunteer)
- Further information
The Youth Offending Service (YOS) is a statutory multi-disciplinary team which is made up of:
- Social Workers
- Police Officers
- Outreach Workers
- Substance Misuse Workers
- Community Panel Member Volunteers
We are responsible for the supervision of young offenders both in the community and in custody.
The Prevention Team within the YOS was been restructured in April 2008 and is now the Haringey Youth On Track Team (HYOT). This team incorporates the work from the former Haringey On Track team, the YISP and the Junior YIP to reduce the risk of offending by providing support to children, young people and their families who are at risk of offending across the borough.
The three other teams in the YOS work with children and young people aged 10 to 17 who have committed offences - some of the work is to prevent re-offending. The YOS also works with the victims of crime.
- We are committed to working with all young people regardless of their race or background
We aim to help young people to stop offending by:
- helping them to take responsibility for their actions
- supporting them in spending their time in positive ways, such as education, and by looking at why young people are getting into trouble.
Our work is governed by several pieces of legislation:
- the Children Act 1989 (external link)
- the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (external link)
- the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (external link)
- the Human Rights Act 1998 (external link).
- the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (external link)
Our objectives are:
- To ensure multi-agency co-operation so that children at risk of offending are identified early
- To prevent offending and anti-social behaviour by offering voluntary support for high risk children and young people and their families
- To reduce truancy and exclusions among 8-16 year olds
- To tackle the problems of social exclusion in selected areas, including work in schools
The team accepts referrals from partner agencies who are concerned about children at risk of becoming involved in negative activities and also accepts self referrals from parents/carers.
Services and support provided to all young people on their books covering a range of issues:
- Assertive Outreach programme
- 1:1 sessions
- Anger Management
- Offending Behaviour
- Peer Pressure
- Joint Enterprise
- Weapons Awareness
- Parent support
- Group work within the school setting
HYOT also runs the Triage Project which aims to divert young people who commit low gravity offences away from being charged into a restorative intervention. This means that the young person does not enter the criminal justice system and so does not have a criminal conviction, which can be a barrier in later life. The young person must be a Haringey resident and admit the offence. Triage enables the early identification of a young person’s risk or needs so that an individual plan is devised so that support can be given to the young person and parents/carers try to prevent future offending. The intervention generally lasts six weeks and referrals can be made to other agencies as necessary. Triage workers are available to attend Hornsey or Tottenham Police Stations on weekdays between 10am to 6pm.
For more information please contact The Prevention Team:
- Email email@example.com
- Tel 020 8489 1508
The Community Panel Member Volunteer manages two volunteer projects, Community Panel Members (CPM) and Reparation Volunteers.
Working as a volunteer on a Youth Offender Panel gives you the opportunity to be involved in creating a programme of activities for a young person who offends, which will help ensure that they repair any real, or perceived harm caused by their offending behaviour along with addressing key aspects of their lives that may cause them to engage in offending activities.
If you would like to enquire about volunteering opportunities within Haringey Youth Offending Service, please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel.020 8489 1508
Youth Offending Service
247 High Road
Tel 020 8489 1508 / 1523
Fax 020 8489 1588
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