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How can the Youth Offending Service help young people who have broken the law?

The St Helens Youth Offending Service is there to support and supervise young people who have broken the law, have been in trouble with the police or have to go to court. After being referred by Merseyside Police, the Youth Offending Service will make an assessment of the young person’s background and talk to anyone else involved in looking after them (e.g. family, school, social services). Appropriate on-going support can then be provided.

Further information about the role of Youth Offending Services can be found on the St Helens Council and DirectGov websites.