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Haringey Youth Justice Service

Who we are and what we do

A word cloud shaped like a thumbs-up iconWe are a multi-agency service made up of youth justice social workers and support staff including police, health, probation and education.

The aims and objectives of the service are to:

  • prevent offending and re-offending for children and young people aged between 10 and 17 years
  • encourage and inspire children and young people to help them maximise their potential and become responsible members of the community
  • ensure we have a child-first approach, which means we are putting children and young people at the heart of what we do to ensure they have the right support and influence our service delivery and decision making.

Read the  2023/24 Haringey Annual Youth Justice Plan (PDF, 6MB)

Where to find us

We are located at 38 Station Road, Wood Green, N22 7TB (what3words: It is a 2-minute walk from Wood Green Underground station and 5 minutes from Alexandra Palace railway station or via bus routes W3, 121, 184, 141, 221, 232, 329.

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How to contact us

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Haringey youth justice data

Children and young people known to the service may experience a wide range of risks associated with their offending behaviour including school absence, poor mental health, significant trauma, negative peer influences, special educational needs, poor relationships, high risk of safety and wellbeing and risk of harm to other as well as a risk of criminal and sexual exploitation.

Of the 2022/23 caseload:  

  • 88% were male
  • 55% were black/black UK ethnic group which was disproportionately high
  • the average age was 16.0 years
  • 58% had mental health concerns
  • 41% had speech and language concerns
  • 56% had substance misuse concerns
  • 16% had physical health concerns
  • 39% had a high risk of safety and wellbeing
  • 25% had a high risk of harm to others
  • 29% were not in full-time education, training or employment. 

We use this information to inform our interventions, approaches and commissioning to improve outcomes for young people and children.

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Restorative Justice

We created this video which explains what we are doing to prevent re-offending and how we work with young offenders and victims to repair the harm caused.

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.

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Page last updated:

January 18, 2024