How we can help
A referral can be made by social workers in childcare, youth justice, criminal justice and Grampian Police.
The referral criteria is as follows:
- young people from 12 – 17 years of age, with five or more episodes of offending over the last 12 months
- young people at risk of secure accommodation or custody due to serious offending behaviour
- young people with 10 or more episodes of offending overall
- young people who have been charged with ‘serious offences’.
Once a referral has been accepted the following procedure is adhered to:
- the project worker will meet with the young person, parent or carer (where under 16 years) and the referrer
- at that meeting agreement will be sought regarding the work undertaken and possible timescales
- all young people who agree to work with the project will be required to sign a consent form - without this, work with the project will not be able to be undertaken
- a full and detailed list of all criminal behaviour will be provided by Grampian Police and access to social work records will be made available
- on completion of assessment, a range of specialist interventions focusing on the young people’s substance misuse, can be carried out by our substance misuse project worker if appropriate.