West Berkshire Council

Youth Offending Team (YOT)

Preventing young people from offending, or re-offending


The YOT work with young people (aged 10 to 18) with the aim of preventing them from offending, re-offending, and helping them to engage in activities to fulfil their potential.

  Youth Offending Team (YOT) Logo (small)
Youth Offending Team (YOT) Logo (small)

The service is made up of social workers, an education worker, a police officer, health workers, probation and restorative justice workers. The team involves people from these different agencies to help access the services young people need to help turn them away from crime, and through close multi-agency and partnership working is committed  to keeping crime low and diverting young people away from the criminal justice system.

The YOT:

- works with young people who have received an out of court disposal from police, or who have been to court for an offence, and the court has ordered them to work with the YOT

- provides reports for the court to advise on what services are available, to assist in decisions about sentencing for young people

- provides services to parents to help them to respond to any difficulties their children have

- work with victims of youth crime, offering advice and information, and an opportunity for the effect of the offence on them to be made known to the young person, either directly or indirectly.  

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CFS graphic - scales of justice (large)

During the coronavirus outbreak some changes have been implemented when working with the Youth Offending Team, the Police or attending court, these leaflets will guide you through some of the changes.

There are a number of leaflets available below that explain the various aspects of the Youth Offending Team, including information for victims and parents. The annual Youth Justice Plan is also available.

pdf icon Acting as an Appropriate Adult [76kb]pdf icon Referral Orders [76kb]
pdf icon Youth Offending Team - Advice for Victims [78kb]pdf icon Reparation Orders [75kb]
pdf icon Bail Supervision and Support [75kb]pdf icon Volunteering [77kb]
pdf icon Detention and Training Order (DTO) [76kb]pdf icon You have to go to Court: What do you do? [1Mb]
pdf icon Going to Cour with you Child [76kb]pdf icon Youth Cautions [75kb]
pdf icon Parenting Orders [77kb]pdf icon Youth Conditional Cautions (YTT) [80kb]
pdf icon Parenting Programmes [77kb]pdf icon Youth Court [76kb]
pdf icon Pre-Sentence Report [79kb]pdf icon Youth Rehabilitation Orders [76kb]
pdf icon Youth Restorative Disposal or Community Resolution Leaflet [75kb] 


Our privacy notice sets out how we use your information.

Contact us

Email: yot@westberks.gov.uk

Telephone: 01635 553600