Work in court

The role you play in youth, magistrates’ and Crown Courts. Guidance for youth offending teams and managers.



This guidance offers detailed information for youth offending teams on:

  • why you are in court
  • what to do before court
  • how to prepare court papers
  • what services you must provide
  • how to behave in court
  • how to use reports
  • what to do when a child or young person is sentenced
  • what to do if they are sentenced to custody
  • the warrants process

This guidance offers detailed information for managers on:

  • following the national standards
  • partnership working
  • the benefits of court user groups
  • how to view and share court lists and information
  • how to ensure that all relevant information is recorded
  • how to cover court out-of-hours

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