Privacy Notice - Youth Offending Service

Nature of work

Solihull Youth Offending Service (SYOS) is a multi-agency service which consists of the Local Authority, West Midlands Police, Probation and Health. Solihull YOS is a specialist service based within the Children's and Skills Directorate of the Local Authority. The team reflects the make-up of these statutory partners and members come from a diverse range of disciplines. The primary aim of the service is to prevent and reduce youth crime across Solihull, delivered through the following objectives:

  • preventing and reducing offending
  • reducing reoffending
  • increasing victim and public confidence
  • ensuring the safe and effective use of custody

SYOS works in collaboration with key partners to contribute to positive outcomes for young people. This includes ensuring children and young people are safe and free from harm, as children and young people entering the criminal justice system can lead complex lives, drawing upon numerous services. The safety and wellbeing of young people is integral to the assessment, planning and delivery of interventions to safeguard public protection and community safety.

Why we need your information

The Youth Offending Service collect personal information to fulfil our statutory and voluntary duties as part of the process of supporting children, young people and their families.

Type/Classes of information processed

We process a variety of information relating to individuals including:

  • personal details
  • family details
  • Offending details
  • lifestyle and social circumstances
  • financial details
  • employment and education details
  • Health details

Who information is processed about

The classes of personal information we process include:

  • Children and YP aged 10-17 who are made subject to a Pre-Court disposal or Statutory Court Order
  • Children and YP who undertake a prevention support program on a voluntary basis
  • Family Members
  • Victims

Who information may be shared with

Where necessary or required we share information with:

  • Police
  • Court/Legal Service
  • Children's Social Work Services
  • Health
  • Education
  • Probation
  • Prison Establishments
  • Other Youth Offending Services and Local Authorities
  • Any voluntary services to support the young person or family upon consent given

How long we will keep your information

This can depend on the type of service or offence a child or young person has received whilst under the supervision of the SYOS. For further information please contact the YOS direct.

Transfers Overseas

Information maybe shared overseas to detect or prevent crime, or when children are suffering or may be at risk of suffering significant harm.

Contact Details

Solihull Youth Offending Service
Elmwood Place
37 Burtons Way
Smith's Wood
B36 0UG

Tel: 0121 709 7000