About Dorset Combined Youth Offending Service
Aims to reduce re-offending and working to protect the public
DCYOS uses early intervention principles to divert young people from getting into trouble and having to go to court.
Dorset Youth Offending Team and Bournemouth and Poole Youth Offending Service merged on 1 July 2015 and are now known as Dorset Combined YOS. The lead authority is Bournemouth Borough Council.
Dorset Combined YOS also works in partnership with other groups to achieve its aims both in preventing offending and reducing re offending. The principle of partnership working has underscored its success in achieving key outcomes.
The strategic aims of the Youth Justice System in England and Wales are to:
How we work
The work of the Dorset YOS is underpinned by a set of principles that inform all we do. We value the worth of all young people and by working with them and their families to prevent or reduce offending, we aim to assist the communities in which they live. We are committed to challenging any behaviour that perpetuates discrimination and limits individuals from realising their potential.
Dorset YOS operates within the Youth Justice Board's national framework of Youth Justice with the statutory responsibility to prevent offending and reduce re offending. Dorset YOS delivers its services within the framework of Dorset County Councils' Corporate aims. It contributes to the Dorset Strategic Partnership in particular through its work with the Community Safety Partnership.
We deliver a comprehensive range of youth justice services across the whole of the County Council area using an appropriately skilled staff group from a range of relevant professional backgrounds.
Dorset YOS receives strategic direction from senior representatives of Partner agencies who are able to make resource commitments to the Dorset YOS.
The statutory partners are:
Other partners include: