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Cumbria Youth Offending Service

Cumbria Youth Offending Service is one of 155 Youth Offending Teams in England and Wales.  At a national level, the Youth Justice Board has a statutory duty to monitor the effectiveness of the youth justice system and gives advice to ministers.  In order to fulfil its duty, the Board sets performance targets for Youth Offending Services and monitors their work.  The Board provides additional financial support to YOT partnerships in the shape of ring-fenced grants to promote good practice and/or to develop new services.

Located within the County Council's Children and Families Services Directorate, Cumbria Youth Offending service remains a discrete service with responsibility for its own budget and planning.  The YOS is represented on a range of partnership groups and stragtegic boards, ensuring a balanced approach between a focus on children and young people, and the criminal justice system.

Cumbira YOS is overseen by a Management Board, the Management Board provides strategic direction and co-ordinates the provision of youth services by Cumbria Youth Offending Service and partner organisations.  The Board is made up of appropriate respresentatives who attend and partcipate in meetings.  The Board ensures the provision of accurate and timely data returns, both for its own use and that of the National Youth Justice Board.  It gives support and guidance to YOS managers and hold them to account.  It ensures that the Youth Justic Plan is implemented.

Youth Justice Services require a high level of skilled face-to-face contact with youth offenders, their families, their victims and those who have to pass sentence in our courts.  Our staff are our greatest assest and the partnership is committed to further improvements in its arrangements for the induction, training, supervision and appraisal of the staff who work in the YOS.

County Office
Penrith Community Fire Station
Carleton Avenue
CA10 2FA
Tel: 01768 812067

Carlisle and Eden – North Division
Carlisle East Community Fire Station
Eastern Way
Tel: 01228 227090

Allerdale and Copeland
Workington Community Fire Station
CA14 5BF
Tel: 01900 706040

Barrow and South Lakes – South Division
Newbridge House
Ewan Close
LA13 9ED
Tel: 01229 407560




  Cumbria Annual Report



  Cumbria Youth Offending Service Strategic Plan 2016-17



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