Prevention Programme

We run a voluntary prevention programme for children aged 8-18, which typically runs for a period of three months. A referral for prevention work can be made by any professional or directly from the child's family.


The referral criteria are:

  • The child is at risk of committing a crime;
  • There have been a number of arrests in the local community but no further action has been taken;
  • Involvement in anti-social behaviour in the community;
  • Concerns that the child is being criminally exploited;
  • Significant concerns regarding carrying and using of weapons in the local community.


If you would like to refer a child for prevention work, please complete the form in the 'Related Documents' section below and send to yotsecure@sthelens.gov.uk