Who we are

Who we are

“The youth justice plan should set out what we will do and describe how in particular, we will be provide these services to ensure positive outcomes for children and improvements in performance 


If you would like to make a Compliment, Complaint or Comment about the Youth Offending Service, please use this link -  Comments, compliments and complaints | West Northamptonshire Council (westnorthants.gov.uk) – Please scroll down to “Make a Comment or Compliment” or “Make a complaint about Children’s Services” both sections can be used for your feedback about our service.


NYOS Youth Justice Plan
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Who is the Youth Offending Service

Northamptonshire Youth Offending Service is a multi-agency organisation working in partnership with:

  • Northamptonshire Children’s Trust
  • North Northamptonshire Council
  • West Northamptonshire Council
  • Northamptonshire Police
  • Northampton Youth Bench (Magistrates)
  • Northamptonshire Health Foundation Trust
  • Public Health Northamptonshire (North and West)
  • Northamptonshire Probation

We also have partnerships with Voluntary Sector Agencies.

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How can the YOS help you?

It is our job to work with the Police and Courts to ensure that steps are taken to help young people accused of breaking the law keep out of trouble in the future.


We will look at lifestyle, mental and physical health, family relationships and attitude of each young person and can identify factors that could cause young people to offend and then put in place support to prevent these factors.


Examples of work the YOS carries out with young people includes:


  • Increasing awareness of their behaviour
  • Emotional awareness and thinking skills
  • Victim awareness
  • Peer pressure
  • Gang awareness
  • Education, training and employment
  • Drug and alcohol awareness
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What Services do we provide?

We can help you with the following


  • Education
  • Substance Misuse help
  • Access to Mental Health workers
  • Accommodation concerns
  • Support if you are a victim
  • Help with accessing welfare support and advice
  • Sign posting to other support and voluntary areas
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