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The Youth Offending Service is a multi-agency team based in Barry. It works with young people aged between 8 and 17 years who are offending or at risk of offending and the victims of their crime


Youth Offending Services (YOS) are key to the success of the Youth Justice System and there is a Youth Offending Service in every local authority in England and Wales.


The Vale of Glamorgan YOS has staff from a variety of professional backgrounds including Social work, Police, Probation, Drugs and Alcohol, Education, Health and Careers Wales.


It is well known that children and young people offend for a variety of reasons. They include social and family problems, peer group pressures, social exclusion, truancy and drug problems. Therefore, if young people are to be prevented from offending, or re-offending, they ne.ed the input of staff with a variety of knowledge and skills to assist them to make the right life choices.


No single agency has all the solutions to youth offending, but by working together, sharing knowledge, skills and experience, staff from the different agencies and professions can reduce it.


The Vale of Glamorgan YOS is committed to this multi agency approach in order to carry out its mission to help make the Vale of Glamorgan a safer place and to improve the life opportunities of the young people it works with in order that they can lead offending free lives.


Please click on the menu to the side to see what services we provide to Young People, Families, Victims and the Community.


Please contact C1V on 01446 700111