10-17 Triage

Let us Help

If you have been referred to Triage that means you have committed an offence that was against the law and so arrestable. The police sergeant in Cardiff Bay Police station believes you have made a great start in admitting the offence so they have referred you to the Triage team.

The Triage team consists of youth workers who are there to offer you and your family support, information and advice to try and prevent you committing an offence again. All their biographies can be seen on this website under Our Staff.

We believe that it is better to work with the Triage team as it means you will not get a criminal record. This is very important for your future as it could prevent you in the future securing certain jobs, cause problems travelling to some countries and entering university and college. But it's your decision no one will force you to do anything that you don't wish to.

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact a member of the Triage team on 02920 667668.

Peace Of Mind

If my child has been referred to the Triage team, what does this mean?

The police have decided that it would be beneficial for your child to take part in a support programme with the aim of reducing the risk of your child coming to the attention of the police in the future.

If accepted for Triage, a young person will get no further action recorded on the Police National Computer and will not get a criminal record. It is recorded on the Police National Computer as a Youth Restorative Disposal (YRD). This means that if they are willing to repair any harm caused and show remorse for their offence they may be accepted onto the Triage programme. Therefore, you will have the peace of mind of knowing they will not receive a criminal record for this offence.

Initially, the young person will be assessed by a youth worker from the Triage team. In the assessment the youth worker will work closely with the parent and young person to identify any help or support that is appropriate. If accepted after assessment the youth worker will support and help the young person to address any issues identified in order to prevent them from re offending.

The team works from 10am to 8pm Monday to Friday at the Cardiff Bay Police Station on 01656 869 211 (Ext 34171).