Youth offending service

The Croydon youth offending team (YOS) aims to reduce the level of offending by children and young people aged 10-17. It is made up of representatives from the local authority, police, national probation service, health authorities and other local organisations. This multi-agency approach is designed to address the risk factors associated with offending and to meet the individual needs of young people.

Our aims

  • Work in partnership with other agencies to reduce youth crime.
  • Ensure that each young person who breaks the law is dealt with without delay and in a manner that meets the needs of the individual.
  • Work with young people to address the particular issues that put them at risk of offending.
  • Encourage consultation with young people about the services they receive and ensure that our service reflects and values fairness, equality and diversity.
  • Confront young offenders with the consequences of their behaviour in relation to themselves, their family or carer, the victim and the community to develop a sense of personal responsibility.
  • Encourage young people to provide reparation to victims.
  • Reinforce the responsibility of parents to help them prevent their children from offending.
  • Protect the public.

Contact Details

Youth offending service
Telephone 020 8404 5800
Address Turnaround Centre
51-55 South End
Croydon
Surrey CR0 1BF

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