Youth offending service (YOS)

What does a youth offending service do?

It is well known that children and young people offend for a variety of reasons - social and family problems, peer group pressures, social exclusion, truancy and drug problems. If young people are to be prevented from re-offending they need the input of staff with a variety of knowledge and skills to assist them to make the right life choices.  

No single agency has all the solutions to youth offending, but by working together, sharing knowledge, skills and experience, staff from the different agencies and professions can reduce it.  

Darlington youth offending service is committed to this multi agency approach in order to carry out its mission to help make Darlington a safer place and to improve the life opportunities of the young people it works with in order that they can lead offending free lives.


Youth justice strategic plan: 2014/15 [pdf document, 5mb]

Youth justice strategic plan: 2013/14 [pdf document, 1mb]

Projects undertaken by our reparation team

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YOS in the press

Volunteer with the Youth Offender panel

Working on a Youth Offender Panel gives you the opportunity to be involved in creating a programme of activities for a young offender that will ensure they repair the harm caused by their offence(s) and address aspects of their lives that cause them to offend by the use of Restorative practice

To find out more email or call 01325 406999

Useful links

Contact us

Youth Offending Service
Central House Annexe
Gladstone Street

Telephone: 01325 406999
Fax: 01325 346846

For enquiries regarding: caretaking cases, reparation project ideas and general enquiries, please contact us on