National protocol for case responsibility

The national protocol for case responsibility promotes consistent practice across youth offending teams (YOTs) in England and Wales.


National protocol for case responsibility

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It provides a set of principles to assist YOTs when they work with children and young people from outside their geographical area, and aims to support the following:

  • promote partnership working to safeguard children’s welfare
  • manage any risks
  • address public protection issues
  • ensure supervision meets courts expectations

For more information, read:

Process to determine ‘designated authority’ AssetPlus Joint Working Protocol - A framework for Collaborative Case Management

Published 1 May 2014
Last updated 2 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. This is a revised version of the national protocol for case responsibility. It has been updated to reflect changes in AssetPlus, Community Safeguarding and Public Protection Incidents (CSPPI) and changes relating to the introduction of the Youth Custody Service.

  2. First published.