What is the Youth Justice Service Video for Children – Barnet Youth Offending Service (2020)

Summary: Barnet youth offending service have shared the video created by children, for children describing the purpose and function of the youth justice service.


Barnet youth offending service worked with children to co-produce a short video for children which describes what the youth justice service is, Court Orders, support offered and expectations of the children.

This video should be a resource for children entering the service for the first time so they may understand what is expected in a child-friendly way.

Implementing the practice:

  • The children involved in the project shared their honest views in order to provide others with a relatable account of their experiences.
  • The children developed the video narrative in their own language using their own voices and working with an illustrator, created the /wp-content/uploads/media and story flow for the video.
  • The avatars were drawn by the young people to represent the different characters of the children speaking.
  • The hours spent on working on this project were counted as reparation hours.
  • The project cost £2,500 to create.


Youth justice service: Barnet Youth Offending Service
Name: Sarah Marshall and Cezar Tan
Email: Sarah.Marshall@barnet.gov.uk and Cezar.Tan@barnet.gov.uk