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Youth Offending Service

Young offenders are children and young people aged between 10-17 who break the law. When they do they become subject to the youth justice system.

As a local authority Cheshire West and Chester Council must consider the likely effect of all of its decisions on the need to reduce crime and disorder locally. The council also has a duty to take reasonable steps designed to encourage young people within its area not to commit offences, through the provision of services.

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Further information

What is the youth justice system

The principal aim of the youth justice system is to prevent offending by children and young persons.

The Youth Justice Board have produced a comprehensive website to help you understand how the youth justice system works, what and who is involved. 

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