Youth justice in Surrey is delivered through the Youth Support Service which works with Surrey Police, Surrey Probation Service and the NHS to make sure young people aged 10-17 do not offend or, if they have offended, do not go on to re-offend. We work with young people and their families to reduce the risks associated with offending behaviour and strengthen those factors that can prevent offending such as education, training, employment, sport, leisure pursuits. Surrey’s youth offending function sits in the YSS. Find out more about how the system works including more about court orders, parenting orders and advice for parents and carers, preventative services, the youth court process, referral orders and reprimand and final warnings.
In Surrey, we take a restorative approach with young people so they are given the chance to right their wrongs and victims have the opportunity to be involved. This means young people can learn from what they have done, make amends, and go on to participate positively in education, employment and training. There is more information about this approach and reparation on the website. Together with Surrey Police, Youth Restorative Intervention orders have been introduced as a measure to help reduce reoffending.