Children who commit less serious offences and are at low risk of reoffending can be offered alternatives to being charged with criminal offences.
A child needs to admit committing a criminal offence, this is usually during the police interview.
Out of court disposals may disclosed on an enhanced criminal record check.1 Youth cautions and youth conditional cautions are part of a child’s criminal record.
Out of court disposals are:
- An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for jobs working with children and vulnerable adults. (back)