As part of our role to prevent reoffending we try to ensure that
all young people we supervise on a Community Order complete
some form of Reparation.
This can be Direct Reparation, doing something that
directly repairs the harm caused to the victim of their offence, or
Indirect Reparation, working to give something back to the local
It is hoped that whilst working
to repair the harm their offending has caused to an individual or
to the community, the experience of
completing Reparation activities may also initiate an
interest or a skill that could enhance a young person’s future.
This may even lead to further training or a work
The young person is always consulted by their case worker about
the type of activities they can participate in (medical, religious,
exclusion zones etc)
All sites and activities we work on are fully risk
Every effort is made to assess which young people can work
together, along with their availability and areas they can safely
Young people are written to by their case worker informing
them of a date and meeting point for their Reparation activity.
Once at the meeting point the young people will be transported
by a BYOS worker to the various sites around the county for the
activity to take place.
Within the Reparation area on this site, you will see
reference to ECM.
ECM stands for Every Child Matters and was the focus of the
Department for Children, Schools and Families within ‘The
Children’s Plan’. They led work across the Government to ensure
that all children and young people
- Stay healthy and safe (Are Healthy)
- Secure an excellent education and the highest possible
standards of achievement (Achieve)
- Enjoy their childhood (Enjoy)
- Make a positive contribution to society and the economy (make a
- Have lives full of opportunity, free from the effects of
poverty (Economic wellbeing)