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Council Services:

Gwynedd Môn Youth Justice Service

‘Child first, offender second’

Aim: To prevent the offending and reoffending of children and young people.

The Gwynedd and Môn Youth Justice Service is a multi-agency team which offers support and guidance to children and young people aged 10-17 years, who have already offended, or who are at risk of entering the criminal justice system.

The service comprises of 3 distinct teams:

Prevention Team

This team offers support to children and their families to prevent criminalisation and entry into the criminal justice system. The team supports children who have had contact with the police for minor offences and/or anti-social behaviour, and children whose families require assistance with their child’s behaviour. This support is accessed through the service’s Prevention Panels. Referrals to the Prevention Panels can be made via your Families First support team (Team Around the Family), health visitors, education staff or local police.

Post-Court Team

Our qualified Social Workers and Probation Officers support children and their families from arrest to the end of the statutory court order, and provide detailed assessments and reports to courts and partners on the child’s safeguarding, strengths, weaknesses and risk. We ensure the rights and voice of the child influence sentencing and support packages provided. Our staff work closely with court staff to ensure that children and young people in the justice system are safe and supported.

Specialism and Resource Team

Specialist workers in this team provide specific assessment and support for particular areas of youth justice work: Education, Training and Employment (ETE), Health and Wellbeing, Substance Misuse and Parenting. Children who may benefit from this support are referred to the team by the other Youth Justice Service teams. Restorative justice staff also provide victim support, reparation activity, RJ mediation and conferencing and service development.

All staff are trained in the appropriate levels of;

  • Child protection and safeguarding
  • Appropriate Adult Duty
  • Customer Care
  • Speech, Language and Communication

Welsh Language

The service is compliant with both County Councils’ bilingual language policies. 90% of service staff are Welsh language speakers; all areas of work can be delivered in the language of choice.


In the planning of all our areas of work, the service considers the impact of travelling and access to services provided. We endeavour to ensure that we meet the needs of all communities in our area and use good partnership arrangements to maintain high standards of support.


In attempting to fully engage with children and young people, and ensure that our interventions are effective, the service must:

‘Treat young people as individuals. Assessments and plans must show due regard to their gender, culture, religion, ethnic origin and personal circumstances’.

Contact details:

Gwynedd Môn Youth Justice Service
Menai Office
Beach Road
Y Felinheli
LL56 4RQ

(01248) 679183

Contact Children's Services

Isle of Anglesey County Council
Council Building
LL77 7TW
Tel: 01248 725888
Croesawir galwadau yn y Gymraeg
Police - where there is an immediate danger to a child, 0845 607 1002 (English line), 0845 607 1001 (Welsh line) or 999

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