Wakefield Youth Offending Team
The Wakefield Youth Offending Team (YOT) is made up of social workers, police officers, probation officers, youth support workers, and specialists in restorative justice, health, education, parenting, and substance misuse.
The team works with children and young people aged 10 – 17, and their families, to prevent offending.
This means when a young person is given an out of court disposal or are sentenced in the Youth Court/Crown Court a YOT Worker will complete an assessment, and based on that young person’s strengths and the assessed risk, design a bespoke intervention plan with them and their family/carer.
These intervention plans will challenge criminal activity and anti-social behaviour, and support young people to take personal responsibility for their behaviour. As part of these plans referrals may be made to other agencies and services to provide specialist support to meet a young person’s needs and promote positive outcomes for them, their family, and community.
The Wakefield Youth Offending Team provides services and support for across all of the Wakefield district, and they also have responsibility for: