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Management of risk

What does it mean for me?

  • Because of the offence you committed, the way you have behaved since you offended, or others have behaved towards you the Youth Offending Service is concerned that you or someone else is at risk of harm.
     
  • Your supervising officer would start ‘management of risk’ procedures with respect to you.
     
  • This may mean that a management of risk forum will be held. If there is a forum held you will be told about it and what decisions were made.
     
  • Because a risk has been identified you may have to co-operate with some extra conditions or requirements to your supervision plan such as seeing your supervisor or someone else more often or staying away from certain places or people.

 

What are the rules?

You will have to keep to all of the requirements of your order such as:

  • Keep all the appointments given to you by your supervisor and anyone else you are asked to see.
     
  • Allow youth offending service staff to see you at home when required.
     
  • Tell your supervisor immediately if you change where you are living or where you work.

  • Be of good behaviour throughout the period of your supervision order.

 

What happens if I don’t co-operate?

  • Your supervising officer will decide whether to hold a meeting.
     
  • The plan drawn up to manage the risk may be changed or added to.
     
  • If your explanation is unacceptable you will be given a warning. Further failures will result in you being returned to court, this is known as being breached.
     
  • If your order was made in the Crown Court, you may have to go back to the Crown Court to be re-sentenced.
     
  • The court will ask your supervisor why you have not completed the order to help them decide what action to take.

 

What if I have problems with the programme?

We want your order to succeed. If you have any problems in completing the order or with the way any risk is being managed let your supervising officer know as soon as possible and we will try to help.


 

What do parents/carers need to do?

  • Continue to support your child through the order to prevent further offending.
     
  • Take time to talk to your child about the work they have been asked to do.
     
  • Be extra careful that you know what they are doing, where they are going, who they are with and when they will be back.
     
  • Contact the youth offending officer if you have any concerns or questions about the order.

 

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