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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 give 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's 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 strategic boards, ensuring a balanced approach between a focus on children and young people, and the criminal justice system.

Cumbria YOS is overseen by a Management Board, the Management Board provides strategic direction and coordinates the provision of youth justice services by Cumbria Youth Offending Service and partner organisations. The Board is made up of appropriate representatives who attend and participate 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 manager and holds them to account. It ensures that the Youth Justice Plan is implemented.

Youth justice services require a high level of skilled face-to-face contact with young offenders, their families, their victims and those who have to pass sentence in our courts. Our staff are our greatest asset 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.

Contact us

County Office
Cumbria Youth Offending Service
Penrith Community Fire Station
Carleton Avenue
Penrith
Cumbria CA10 2FA

Tel:  01768 812067

Carlisle and Eden

North Division

Cumbria Youth Offending Service
Carlisle East Community Fire Station
Eastern Way
Carlisle  CA1 1PB

Tel:  01228 227090

Allerdale and Copeland

West Division

Cumbria Youth Offending Service
Workington Community Fire Station
Workington
CA14 5BF

Tel:  01900 706040

Barrow and South Lakes

South Division

Cumbria Youth Offending Service
Newbridge House
Ewan Close
Barrow in Furness
LA13 9ED

Tel:  01229 407560

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