Youth Offending Service
The Youth Offending Team provides Support for young people aged 10-17 to stop them from offending or re-offending.
Islington’s Youth Offending Service (YOS) works with youth justice services and specialists from partner agencies such as the police, schools, health and probation services and voluntary organisations. It will support young people who are subject to court orders, provides preventative work with Targeted Youth Support (TYS) and supports parents and victims of youth offenders.
We are too aware that young people, especially BME, are disproportionately represented as both victims and offenders.
Choices will be suporting young people in terms of Stop and Search. We know young people do complain about things, but they usually do so on Snapchat, Instagram and WhatsApp as the formal complaints procedure just doesn't work for them so they need to know their rights.