Working to prevent offending and reduce re-offending by children and young people.
About the Youth Offending Team
The purpose of the Youth Offending Team (YOT) is to prevent offending and reduce re-offending by children and young people.
YOT's key activities involve:
- Assessing the likelihood of re-offending and the risk of causing harm, and planning and managing interventions to reduce these risks
- With partner agencies, strengthening protective factors against further offending, and ensuring that children and young people completing YOT interventions have access to the full range of universal services to maximise their life chances
- Ensuring that interventions with children and young people are informed by the needs of victims and/or communities affected by their offending and that victims are supported in taking up opportunities to be engaged in restorative processes with children and young people who offend
- Identifying children and young people at risk of becoming involved in offending, and ensuring that targeted and evidence-based interventions are provided either directly or by commissioning services to address needs
The YOT consists of staff from the City Council, Police, Probation, Health and Nottingham Futures, and is overseen by a partnership board chaired by the Corporate Director for Children and Adults.
The objective of the YOT's Board is to support and maintain the YOT's strategic location at the cusp of the Children's Services, Criminal Justice System and Community Safety agendas. This is to ensure that it:
- Maintains the confidence of criminal justice agencies and the public in managing risk
- Supports children and young people to stay safe, be healthy, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being
For more information about the Youth Offending Team, please call 0115 915 9400.