Youth cautions: guidance for police and Youth Offending Teams

How to issue cautions to children or young people.

Applies to England and Wales



This guidance covers:

  • legislation
  • agencies involved
  • decision making
  • use of bail

It also details:

  • liaison between police and Youth Offending Teams (YOTs)
  • involvement of victims
  • YOT assessments
  • delivery of youth cautions
  • interventions
  • delivery of youth programmes
Published 8 April 2013