Supporting young people who are released from custody
Young people (between 10 and 18 years old) who are sentenced to custody are sent to secure centres for young people, not to adult prisons.
Someone from the North Lincolnshire Youth Offending Service (YOS) will stay in contact with the young person while they’re in custody. They will work with the young person to help them complete the sentence successfully.
The YOS will support the young person to make better choices and decisions, and engage them in:
- positive activities
that will keep them safe, divert them away from crime and help them improve their life chances and opportunities.
Each young person who comes to the attention of YOS is assessed to identify:
- their own vulnerabilities
- the risk of re-offending
- the risk of them harming others
We will do an assessment to help plan work with the young person and his or her family. This is to reduce risks and promote the young person’s development and wellbeing.
We will make sure that if young people are vulnerable, we work with the right people to make them safe.