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.
- 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.
- enforcement and punishment
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.
You may find these organisations useful.
82 Granville Street,
Phone: 0845 300 6200
Website: Arts Council
18 Martin Street,
Phone: 01785 224771
Severn House, Anson Court Business Centre,
Staffordshire Technology Park,
Phone: 01785 225998
Brinsford youth offending institute
Phone: 01902 532450
Website: Brinsford youth offending institute
Child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS)
Social Care and Health,
Phone: 01785 223121
Website: Child and adolescent mental health service
Duke of Edinbrgh's award
Second Floor Offices,
Mere Green Road,
Phone: 0121 308 9470
Website: Duke of Edinbrgh's award
161 Eccleshall Road,
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
Newcastle Magistrates Court
The Court House,
Phone: 01782 418300
Website: Newcastle Magistrates Court
North Staffs Healthcare NHS Trust
Phone: 01782 273510
Website: North Staffs Healthcare NHS Trust
South Staffs Healthcare NHS Trust
St Georges Hospital,
Phone: 01785 257888
Website: South Staffs Healthcare NHS Trust
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue
Phone: 08451 221155
Website: Staffordshire Fire and Rescue
Phone: 08453 30 20 10
Website: Staffordshire Police
Staffordshire Safeguarding Children's Board
Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board,
Phone: 01785 277151
Website: Staffordshire Safeguarding Children's Board
Staffordshire Probation Service
Staffordshire Technology Park,
Phone: 01785 223416
Website: Staffordshire Probation Service
Stoke Heath Young Offenders Institute
Phone: 01630 636000
Website: Stoke Heath Young Offenders Institute
Youth Justice Board
11 Carteret Street,
Phone: 0207 271 3033
Website: Youth Justice Board