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Youth Offending Team (YOT)

We are a team of professionals from Children's Services, Education, Police, Probation and Primary Care Trust, working together to prevent children and young people from offending/re-offending and promoting safe communities.

We get involved when a young person age 10-18 years is identified as being 'at risk' of offending or when a young person is arrested by the Police and charged with an offence.

We will:

  • Complete an assessment of various aspects of the young person’s life including their family situation, education, health, their attitudes and any previous criminal history.
  • YOT will support young people to overcome difficulties.
  • Access to specialist services for example Substance Misuse Worker, Education Worker, Specialist Mental Health Worker, Family Therapist and a Parenting Worker.
  • Endeavour to empower young people to make better choices.
  • Support victims of crime and consult and offer them opportunities to engage in restorative justice.
  • Work with young people to help them explore the impact of their actions on their victims and communities.

Who to contact

01803 208400