Youth crime prevention

We work with the prevention service to offer early help to children and young people at risk of getting into trouble, and their families.

The early help service

Early help staff have a wide range of skills and expertise. Based in local hubs they ensure that children, young people and families have quick and easy access to the best possible support and help, when they need it.

The youth justice service works in partnership with the early help with several staff members working in local hubs. They work with young people who have received youth cautions, those on the edge of crime and young people who are at risk of getting into trouble.

Targeting young people at an early stage can help prevent escalation into the youth justice system, and help stop future offending, which protects the public from harm.

Find out more about the early help.