Trafford Youth Offending Service (YOS) is one of the top performing Youth Offending Services in England and Wales. The most recent inspection can be found following this link
The Youth Offending Service in Trafford has an overarching aim to reduce offending and re-offending of young people.
The Youth Offending Service is a multiagency model made up of representatives from the social services, health, education, substance abuse, police, and probation.
The Multiagency model helps identify the individual needs of each young offender by assessing them with a national assessment. This helps to identify specific problems that make the young person offend as well as measuring the risk they pose to others. YOS to identify suitable programmes to address the needs of the young person with the intention of rehabilitation and preventing further offending.
Young People with SEND
The Youth Offending Service (YOS) has a pathway for supporting young people in custody who have SEND.
If a young person with an education, health and care plan is at risk of custody the YOS Education Manager will work closely with the designated YOS Case Manager, EHC team, youth accommodation provider, and young persons’ health commissioner. They will identify the support that will be required at each stage, from sentencing to release.
If the young person does not have an education, health, care plan the YOS Education Manager will check in order to determine whether they have any special educational needs or disabilities and if so identify which support services will need to be involved.