youth justice system

Young people in contact with the Youth Justice System

Young people who currently have or have had involvement with the youth justice system can face additional barriers to taking part in NCS.

We offer a wide range of support during NCS to ensure everyone is able to make the most of this amazing opportunity.

Finance should never be a barrier to accessing NCS. A place on NCS costs just £50 and we have generous financial support available with no assessment – you can apply on the website and the process is quick and simple. Please contact us for further information.

We understand that there can be several professionals involved with a young person in the youth justice system, including Youth Offending Teams, Virtual Schools and possibly the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). We will seek advice and feedback from all relevant parties to ensure each young person is supported on NCS. Your local NCS rep will have a direct number and email address and will have received training in supporting vulnerable young people through the application process. Where possible, the local rep will arrange a face to face visit with the young people to tell them about the programme.

We offer a wide range of support during NCS to ensure everyone is able to make the most of this amazing opportunity. We assess every young person individually to find out their needs. This can include an extra team mentor or a dedicated one to one member of staff. We work with Youth Offending Teams to make sure adaptations are made. We can work around the provisions of an order for those on an electronic tag. Support is planned so that it does not identify the young person as having contact with the youth justice system and protects their confidentiality. If you would like to find out more, please contact us and we will put you in touch with the local Outreach team.

The best thing was seeing Gorge playing on the fusball table with a young person from a boarding school and another young person who was an unaccompanied minor. Gorge wouldn’t usually speak to people outside of his gang so this was a really big achievement.

Sean, a mentor