Early Support Project, Diversion and Prevention Service – Milton Keynes Youth Offending Team (October 2021)


An overview of the diversion and prevention service as delivered by Milton Keynes youth offending team and partners. 


The Early Support Project (ESP) is a Diversion and Prevention Service in Milton Keynes, which aims to address the increase in first-time entrants receiving formal out-of-court disposals, the needs of children at risk of entering the formal youth justice system/criminal exploitation/youth violence.

They offer support to children who have received an informal outcome for a proven offense, those who have received Community Resolutions, and also offer support to children between 10 – 18 years who are identified as being at risk of offending.

Milton Keynes youth offending team have provided a short practice example that provides detail on the background of the service, implementation and delivery, a case example, lessons learned, practice evaluations, future development and contacts for further information.


Youth justice service:Milton Keynes youth offending team
Name:Jenna Palmer