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 include:
- triage (no further action)
- community resolution
- youth caution
- youth conditional caution
- 1. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for jobs working with children and vulnerable adults.