Welcome to the Youth Offending Service
Sunderland Youth Offending Service works with children and
young people and their families to prevent offending and
re-offending. We also work with victims and local communities to
enable young people who have offended to repair the damage caused.
In Sunderland 95% of children and young people don’t offend, we work
with the small minority who do.
Through this website you can find out more about the award winning
services we offer. The website has dedicated pages for children and
young people and for parents with a range of information leaflets
available through our publications page. Volunteering opportunities
are accessible through our volunteers page and our website has a
range of information for professionals. We would welcome any
feedback on the contents of this website through completion of the
short survey below, or you can contact us directly using the details
on our contacts page.
Sunderland was a Beacon authority for Reducing
Re-offending (2008 - 2009) - As a former Beacon authority
for Reducing Re-offending we are committed to sharing our
practice and learning with others working in the field of
reducing re-offending. As a Beacon authority we hosted local and
national events, published case studies of innovation and worked
on specific issues with local authorities and/or partners who
felt they could learn from our experiences. You can find out
more about the Beacon Scheme and what we did as a Beacon
authority by visiting the Reducing Re-offending Theme page on
the Beacon website. View the Sunderland
Reducing Re-offending Beacon Webpage here>>
View the IDeA Beacon Website here >>
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Diversity Statement - Sunderland Youth Offending Service, in both its employment
practices and in the provision of its services, recognises the
diversity of the people and communities of Sunderland. It also
recognises that many groups suffer direct or indirect
discrimination in society and this can exclude them from full
access, choice and opportunities within the community. The
service is committed to ensuring that such equality and
diversity issues are central to the way we work and have we have
set out our commitment in a statement.
View the statement here
Sunderland Tackling Racism
Buy Sunderland First
In March 2010 Sunderland City Council launched a new system
called "Buy Sunderland First", introduced to give more
opportunities for local suppliers to bid for work.
The "Buy Sunderland First" is the process by which quotations
for goods, services and works are sought and awarded in order to
ensure more local businesses receive the opportunity to bid for
council work under the tender threshold (currently £75k) within
Sunderland City Council. The Youth Offending Service will
utilise this system when seeking of interest from organisations
interested in delivering a range of services involving arts
based activities, and/or outdoor adventurous activities to young
offenders, or young people at risk of offending.
The "Buy Sunderland First" is a web based electronic directory
of local businesses, which will be used by all council officers
when sourcing goods and services under £75,000 (i.e. seeking
quotes) that are not part of a larger contract.
Potential suppliers can register on the system at no cost and
provide information on the goods and services they provide. If
you would like to register on Buy Sunderland First please visit
www.BuySunderlandFirst.co.uk enter your company details and
select the categories of work which you would like to bid for
(for example, Printing, Glazing, Construction etc).
If you are unable to log into the system or have any technical
queries please contact the Buy Sunderland First team on 0191 561
2369 or email
Awards - Our projects
and staff continue to make the news. We have won major awards
such as the National Children's and Young People's Services
Awards 2006, Services to the Community (Young Achievers) Award
2007 and of course the Public Servant of the Year Award 2005.
view more awards here >>
|© 2012 Sunderland City Council
||Published : 20/10/2010