The Police Service will work in partnership with other key agencies, the business sector and the community, through the use of restorative interventions, to help a child or young person to understand the consequences of their behaviour, the impact on others, and to encourage them to take responsibility for their actions.

Youth Diversion

The Youth Diversion Scheme provides a restorative framework for police to deal with children and young people under 18 years who come to their attention for:

  • Non-offence, risk taking behaviour
  • Are involved in offending or anti-social behaviour
  • Are at risk in terms of their safety or well-being

The Police Service will work in partnership with other key agencies, the business sector and the community, through the use of restorative interventions, to help a child or young person to understand the consequences of their behaviour, the impact on others, and to encourage them to take responsibility for their actions.