Referral Order Contracts - Various YOTs


Summary: Example of a Referral Order contract from Barnet YOT, Bristol YOS, Southwark YOT and Tameside YJS.
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  • Ensure that children and their parents/carers are able to access the contract.



Attached below are examples from four different Services in England – Barnet YOT, Bristol YOS, Southwark YOT and Tameside YJS on how they have adapted the Referral Order contracts in order to be accessible to their children and families.

Attached below are the following word documents:

  • Barnet YOT Referral Order contract (2020)
  • Bristol YOS – Referral Order contract (2018)
  • Bristol YOS – Panel Feedback pro-forma (2018)
  • Southwark YOT – Referral Order contract (2018)
  • Tameside YJS - Referral Order contract (2020)


Implementing the Practice:

  • The contract is written up at the time of the panel and signed
  • The children and their parents/carers receive a copy
  • The Community Panel Members also receive a copy (which is kept on site)
  • In Bristol YOT, the number of sessions/hours is not agreed for interventions, due to the complex needs of children, to ensure that they are provided an opportunity to succeed
  • The number of hours is agreed for the reparation programme




Youth offending team: Barnet YOT
Name: Nicola smith
Youth offending team: Bristol Youth Offending Team
Name: Rachel Davies
Youth offendig team: Southwark Youth Offending Service
Name: Deirdre Leask
Email: Deirdre.Leask@SOUTHWARK.GOV.UK
Youth offending team: Tameside Youth Justice Service
Name: Amanda Smith