Youth Integrated Offender Management
The vision of Integrated Offender Management (IOM) for youth in Wandsworth is to reduce offending behaviour in identified young people through alignment with wider Integrated Offender Management and a joined-up partnership approach, providing additional and appropriate interventions that enable desistance.
Integrated Offender Management principles
Our IOM approach is underpinned by the following national and local principles of working:
- A partnership approach in tackling offenders together
- Delivering a local response to local problems - all relevant local partners are involved in strategic planning, decision-making and funding choices
- Young people taking responsibility for their actions, being provided with a clear understanding of what is expected of them
- Protecting victims and the public is paramount
- Making better use of existing programmes and governance tools for all offenders at high risk of causing serious harm and/or re-offending
- Safeguard young people involved in offending and support them to achieve better outcomes
- Achieving sustainable desistance from crime
The IOM partnership is working together to reduce the risk of re-offending and level of harm of the IOM youth individuals through a differentiated intervention approach and coordinated multi-agency and risk-based approach and effective information sharing.
The objectives for the partnership are:
- Ensure effective partnership oversight of those young people subject to custodial and community sentences to mitigate against risk and prevent re-offending;
- Provide clear pathways out of offending by providing effective and additional IOM interventions/resources
- Be proactive through intelligence gathering to enable selection and de-selection of all IOM youth nominals whilst detecting /preventing offending
- Agree appropriate interventions to address the identified need/risk and ensure all relevant agencies have delivered the agreed interventions for each IOM case
- Identify and resolve blockages to rehabilitation pathways for IOM young offenders and, where this is not possible, escalate internally within respective agencies and to the IOM Strategic Group
- Implement effective menu of IOM interventions, commission bespoke interventions where this is required and agree additional resources from devolved IOM budget and partnership resources to facilitate rehabilitation of IOM young offenders to achieve desistance and positive outcomes
- Ensure there is a coordinated collaborative approach to the management of risk, with a clear interface with other risk/safety and wellbeing panels operating in the borough
Monthly panel meetings are hold between YOT and Police to ensure regular information sharing and intelligence gathering to inform risk management plans and future referrals to IOM.
The core panel will consist of senior officers from the following agencies:
- Youth IOM Police Sergeant and allocated Officer;
- YOT Operational Managers and Case Managers;
- YOT Psychology Service; Manager,
- Children in Need Adolescent Team;
- Allocated Social Workers;
- Ending Gangs and
- Youth Violence Team Manager.