Guidance

Assess young offenders

How to assess the risks and needs of young offenders. Guidance for youth offending teams and managers.

Detail

This guidance offers detailed information for youth offending teams on:

  • how to use AssetPlus to understand the risks and needs of children and young people who offend
  • how to assess for Intensive Supervision and Surveillance and the criteria to be aware of

Guidance offers detailed information for managers on:

  • how to follow the national standards
  • how to use information systems
  • how to improve your assessments
  • the procedure for Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements
  • how to manage transitions to adult services

For more information, read:

How to use out-of-court disposals: section 1 case management guidance

Work in court: section 2 case management guidance

Manage bail and remands: section 3 case management guidance

Assess young offenders: section 4 case management guidance

How to use reports: section 5 case management guidance

How to use community interventions: section 6 case management guidance

Custody and resettlement: section 7 case management guidance

Ways to improve quality: section 8 case management guidance