Assess young offenders

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



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

Published 15 October 2014