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What we do

Staffordshire youth offending service operates as one of 157 youth offending services across England and Wales. We are an integral part of the youth justice system.


Aims of the youth justice board

We work to fulfill the strategic aims of the youth justice board:

  • to prevent offending or reoffending in young people
  • ensure the safe and effective use of custody
  • increase victim or public confidence

In order to achieve these aims we have adopted a multi-disciplinary approach to working with children and young people within a broad social policy agenda.

These include:

  • Every child matters agenda
  • 14-19 transition
  • Safer and stronger communities
  • Children's Trust agenda including 'Narrowing the Gap'


Youth crime action plan

The implementation of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 and the introduction of the scaled (risk based) approach to working with young people helps us to respond to the themes which underpin the youth crime action plan.

These are:

  • enforcement and punishment
  • prevention
  • support

They also help us to realise the aims of the Youth Justice Board.


Youth offending teams in Staffordshire

We work with young people, aged 10 – 17, who have offended or are at risk of offending.

The service is made up of several teams who work together to realise the aims outlined above and to promote positive outcomes for young people in Staffordshire.

Our 3 youth offending teams deliver interventions to young people who have offended.

The prevention team engages with young people at risk of entering the criminal justice system.

The performance and policy team and business unit support our staff and service development.

Because the service incorporates representatives from a wide range of agencies, we can respond to the needs of young offenders in a holistic way. We identify the needs of each young offender with a nationally used assessment. This identifies the specific problems that contribute to the young person offending as well as measuring the risk they pose to others. It enables us to identify suitable programmes to address the needs of the young person with the intention of preventing further offending.

Recent inspections by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation demonstrate the commitment of our staff to achieve good outcomes for young people and to support public protection.

Our dedicated management team works with staff to deliver an effective service to the courts and the young people of Staffordshire. Our management approach is underpinned by effective leadership and communication, monthly supervision and a robust process.


Further information

You may find these organisations useful.

Arts Council

82 Granville Street,
B1 2LH

Phone: 0845 300 6200

Website: Arts Council


18 Martin Street, 
ST16 2LG

Phone: 01785 224771



Severn House, Anson Court Business Centre, 
Staffordshire Technology Park, 
ST18 0AR

Phone: 01785 225998

Website: Barnados

Brinsford youth offending institute

New Road,
WV10 7PY

Phone: 01902 532450

Website: Brinsford youth offending institute

Child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS)

Social Care and Health, 
ST16 2DH

Phone: 01785 223121

Website: Child and adolescent mental health service

Duke of Edinbrgh's award

Second Floor Offices, 
Carlton House, 
Mere Green Road, 
Four Oaks, 
Sutton Coldfield, 
B75 5BS

Phone: 0121 308 9470

Website: Duke of Edinbrgh's award

Engage Service

161 Eccleshall Road, 
ST16 1PD

Phone: 01785 224545

HM Young Offenders Institution Werrington

Stoke on Trent, 

Phone: 01782 463300

Website: HM Young Offenders Institution Werrington


169 Clapham Road, 

Phone: 0207 5826500

Website: NACRO

Newcastle Magistrates Court

The Court House, 

Phone: 01782 418300

Website: Newcastle Magistrates Court

North Staffs Healthcare NHS Trust

Bucknall Hospital,
Eaves Lane, 

Phone: 01782 273510

Website: North Staffs Healthcare NHS Trust

South Staffs Healthcare NHS Trust

St Georges Hospital, 
Corporation Street, 
ST16 3AG

Phone: 01785 257888

Website: South Staffs Healthcare NHS Trust

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue

Pirehill House,
ST15 0BS

Phone: 08451 221155

Website: Staffordshire Fire and Rescue

Staffordshire Police

Cannock Road,
ST16 0QG

Phone: 08453 30 20 10

Website: Staffordshire Police

Staffordshire Safeguarding Children's Board

Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board, 
Wedgwood Building, 
Tipping Street, 
ST16 2DH

Phone: 01785 277151

Website: Staffordshire Safeguarding Children's Board

Staffordshire Probation Service

University Court,
Staffordshire Technology Park,
ST18 0GE

Phone: 01785 223416

Website: Staffordshire Probation Service

Stoke Heath Young Offenders Institute

Market Drayton,

Phone: 01630 636000

Website: Stoke Heath Young Offenders Institute

Youth Justice Board

11 Carteret Street,

Phone: 0207 271 3033

Website: Youth Justice Board 

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