Pre- Sentence Proposed Contract - Tameside YJS (November 2020)

Summary: Attached is a template contract for pre-sentence Referral Orders used by Tameside YJS.
Age: 10-17
Sex: n/a
Cost: n/a




  • Ensure consistency for all the children that eligible for a Referral Order or Custody option.
  • Provide a realistic proposal for the Court to impose a Referral Order rather than a custodial sentence.




Attached below is the template Tameside YJS use when proposing an Intensive Referral Order for those children who are eligible for a Referral Order or Custody option.  The panel sits, with the child and the parents/carers and agree a draft Intensive Referral Order contract.



Implementing the practice:

  • The panel sits prior to Court and together with the child and parents/carers agree the contract details. 
  • Following the child receiving a Referral Order, the panel meets again and review and sign the contract.



Youth offending team: Tameside Youth Justice Service
Name: Amanda Smith