The main purpose of the (Youth Offending Service) YOS is to reduce offending by children and young people.

The statutory part of the service works with children and young people aged from 10 to 18 years, who come to the attention of the police and courts because they have been involved in crime.

The preventative part of the service aims to stop young people offending and getting involved in the criminal justice system.

The YOS provides a range of services to help and support young people, and their families, to try to keep them away from crime and anti-social behaviour.

Who works in the service?

The YOS includes workers from our partner agencies, children’s services, health, police and probation and Connexions.

There are substance misuse workers and a mental health nurse who can offer advice and support on emotional and mental health issues.

What happens when you are referred to the YOS?

Each young person who comes to the attention of the service will be assessed to decide the risk of them re-offending or hurting others.

This assessment is to help plan how to work with the young person, and their family, to reduce any risk and promote the young person’s development and well-being.

See more on the website

Address: Youth Offending Service, Cobbs Hall, 266 Fulham Palace Road, London SW6 6LL

Phone: 020 8753 6200

Opening Hours: N/A

Closest Buses: 74, 190, 211,  220, 295, 424, 430