Skip to main content

Youth Justice Service

We work with children (10-18) who are involved in the criminal justice system as a result of behaviour that has been determined by police to be an offence.   We work dynamically with the child, their parents or carers, and any other professional working with the family to divert them from further offending. This work is in part determined by the disposal that the child has been made subject to; but also through a collaborative assessment of the child, that ensure they and their family have a voice in the planning and review of the work we complete.


Barnsley Youth Justice Service has a mandatory responsibility to:

  • Reduce re-offending for those young people already involved in the criminal justice system
  • Reduce the amount of first time entrants to the criminal justice system
  • Reduce the number of young people entering custody


Linked to these responsibilities are our statutory obligations to:

  • Safeguard the young people we work with
  • Protect the public from harm
  • Work with victims of crime


About Us

The Service works with children, parents/carers and victims of crime, to prevent further offending, protect the victims and wider public and repair harm done.

Our role is to work with young people to support them and their families to make a successful transition back to a life free of offending. This ‘desistance’ from offending is achieved through working closely with the child to build rapport, identify factors that contributed to the behaviour(s) and then develop a shared plan to address these, so the child is better equipped to make positive choices in the future.


Who to contact

Youth Justice Service

Where to go

Barnsley Youth Justice Service
18, Regent Street
S70 2HG

Local Offer

Non educational providers Local Offer Response

What outcomes does your service aim to achieve for children and young people with special educational needs and disability and their families?
  • Successful completion of any order or pre court disposal given
  • Progression in Education, Training and Employment
  • Screening and identification of any additional learning needs or difficulties
  • Assessment and treatment programmes for drug and alcohol issues
  • Screening, assessment and referral into primary and mental health services
  • Parenting support
  • Prevention programmes e.g. New Route
  • Pay back to the community for offences committed
  • Make amends to victims
How accessible is the service and facilities for those with a disability
  • We have a lift in the building which is accessible for wheelchairs and buggies.  We also have welfare facilities for disabled people with accessible door, and hand rails.
  • We are able to obtain translation services if needed through 'Thebigword group', which is BMBC's preferred provider of translation and interpreting service.
Future developments
  • We are currently awaiting training on Speech, Language and Communication and dyslexia - this will be complete in September 2014
  • We are also linking up with adult education to ensure that all our Not in Education, Employment and Training young people all have a baseline screening and are able to access 'booster' sessions to enable them to progress up levels within the framework for achievement.
  • Planned sessions from our health team for the rest of the YOT in SEND areas including ASD, ADHD, mental health and physical disabilities.
Last updated on 22/09/2020
rating button