Youth Offending Team (YOT)

Service information:

Somerset Youth Offending Team (YOT) aims to reduce youth offending. Most of the work of the team is with young people aged 10 to 18 who have been arrested by the police for a crime.

The team includes social workers, police and probation officers, psychologists, drugs workers, parenting workers, restorative justice workers, education workers and volunteers.

We work with young people who has been referred to the YOT, they will be contacted by a member of the team. The first appointment will be an assessment. After that, they will be given appointments to see different YOT workers according to their needs. Most appointments are compulsory.

If you are a victim, your contact with YOT will be with a specialist victim or restorative justice worker and is always voluntary.

For a parent or carer, their YOT contact is usually voluntary. If a Parenting Order has been made or if they are to attend a Referral Order panel meeting, it is compulsory.

Service specific criteria:

Under section 7f – record YOT or TYS and what needs you have identified out of:

  • reduce offending
  • reduce re-offending
  • reduce substance abuse (tier 2)
  • reduce homelessness
  • reduce vulnerability to abusive relationships
  • increase young person’s engagement in education, where they are over 16 and there are NEET concerns.
  • employment or training
  • reduce child sexual exploitation (CSE) (tier 2)


Contact details:

Email address:
Telephone number: 01458 440820
Address:  5-7 West End, Street, Somerset, BA16 0LG