Serious Incidents Notification - Standard Operating Procedure for Youth Justice Services – Youth Justice Board (Updated July 2022) Featured

Summary:  Overview and link to the serious incident notifications standard operating procedures and serious incident reporting form.



The Serious Incidents Notification - Standard Operating Procedures for Youth Offending Teams sets out what staff working in the youth justice system are invited to do in order to report information to the YJB if a child is involved in one of the 6 categories of serious incidents whilst under YJ Services supervision or on a YJ Service’s caseload, or if they are charged with certain serious offences whilst not under YJ Service supervision or on a YJ Service’s caseload


The report serious incidents: guide for youth justice practitioners does not replace any local or national safeguarding requirements or policies and is congruent with the Standards for Children in the Youth Justice System which define the minimum expectation for all agencies that provide statutory services to ensure good outcomes for children in the youth justice system.


This guidance is for youth justice service managers / staff (or equivalent colleagues responsible for the delivery and or monitoring of youth justice services in the community) and Youth Justice Board personnel. It will also be of interest to local authority managers and other professionals involved in the safeguarding and protection of children.


The serious incident reporting form should be downloaded and completed prior to submission to the dedicated serious incidents notifications inbox and the local Head of Region/Wales at the Youth Justice Board.