Guidance

How to assess children in the youth justice system

How to assess the risks and needs of children in the youth justice system. Guidance for youth offending team practitioners and managers.

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This guidance offers detailed information for youth offending teams on:

  • how to use AssetPlus to understand the risks and needs of children in the youth justice system
  • how to assess for Intensive Supervision and Surveillance and the criteria to be aware of

Guidance offers detailed information for managers on:

  • 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

How to work in court: section 2 case management guidance

How to manage bail and remands: section 3 case management guidance

How to assess children in the youth justice system: 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

How to support parents of children in the youth justice system: section 9 case management guidance

Published 15 October 2014
Last updated 1 May 2019 + show all updates
  1. This document was updated to remove factual inaccuracies. It will be subject to a more extensive revision, to reflect the 2019 standards for children in the youth justice system, in the near future.
  2. This document was revised following the publication of the 2019 standards for children in the youth justice system.
  3. First published.