How to use reports

How to prepare reports for courts and youth offender panels. Guidance for youth offending teams and managers.



Guidance offers detailed information for youth offending teams on:

  • the different types of report
  • interviews with children and young people
  • what information to include
  • how to complete a pre-sentence report
  • how to prepare a pre-sentence report for a young person soon to be 18-years-old
  • the different types of court Requirement
  • how to use a Referral Panel Report

Guidance offers detailed information for managers on:

  • how to follow the national standards
  • how to improve the quality of a report
  • what to do if you are not able to complete a report

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

Support parents of young offenders: section 9 case management guidance

Published 15 October 2014