Youth Offending Service (YOS)
The Youth Offending Service (YOS) is to prevent and reduce the involvement of young people in criminal and anti-social behaviour. A multi-agency team made up of staff from children's services, the police, the probation service and the health service.
The services work together to reduce crime by children and young people aged 10-17 years old, and provide supervision for those young people who have been diverted by the police, or who have been sentenced by the court.
They provide support to parents in finding ways to help their child avoid further offending and also oversee and support crime prevention arrangements for any children and young people in the borough who are at risk of crime and anti-social behaviour.
YOS currently work with young people in the community and in custody who have been convicted of offences, currently subject to court bail and subject to Out of Court Disposals who the police have deemed suitable to be diverted from the court system.
We work with young people who have been identified as being at risk of offending behaviour, those who have been diverted from the court system by Police and those who have been convicted of offences. All young people will receive equal access to the service as described above.
- SEND Details
From 1st April 2015 new duties in the Children and Families Act for identifying and addressing the special education needs of young people in custody came into effect. These duties introduced new entitlements for maintaining or drafting an Education, Health and Care Plan when a young person is detained in custody.
The Hounslow protocol applies to children and young people who are in the youth justice system and have been detained up to the age of 18. The protocol sets out the requirements placed on each agency working with the young person.
Person entering youth custody - On entering custody the young person concerned will undergo an education assessment which will include screening, where necessary, to identify if further assessments are needed to identify any special educational needs. A health assessment must also be carried out.
The YOS will screen for special educational needs and disabilities with all young people accessing the service (not only those entering or leaving custody) using a Speech, Language, Communication and Neuro-disability screening tool, devised by the Youth Justice Board. They will also seek information from a number of sources, including the relevant LA, education institutions and health providers.
The protocol for meeting SEND duties and the Speech, Language, Communication and Neuro-disability (SLCN) screening tool can be found within the download section.
Where to go
- Name of venue
- Hounslow House
- Venue address
7 Bath Road
- TW3 3EB
Who to contact
- 020 8583 6363
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