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Youth Offending Team

The Youth Offending Team provides interventions for young people aged between 10 and 17 years who are involved in the criminal justice system.  We also offer preventative programmes of support for young people who are at risk of offending.

We gave two parenting workers who support parents using a range of evidence based strategies.

There is a dedicated Education Team which consists of a Senior Education Welfare Officer (pre-16 focus), a Targeted Information, Advice and Guidance Officer (post-16 focus) and a reintegration worker who works across both age groups. 

They provide support, advice and guidance in order to help a young person improve attainment, attendance and commitment to education.

New Route - another prevention service - group-work focused - issue-based workshops and bespoke pieces of work with groups of young people.

Restorative Justice Practitioners who work with young people to pay back to the community for the offences they have committed. The team also works with victims of crime and their families.

Who to contact

Youth Offending Team

Where to go

Barnsley Youth Offending Team
McLintock's Building
Crookes Street
S70 6BX

Local Offer

Non educational providers Local Offer Response

What outcomes does your service aim to achieve for children and young people with special educational needs and disability and their families?
  • Successful completion of any order or pre court disposal given
  • Progression in Education, Training and Employment
  • Screening and identification of any additional learning needs or difficulties
  • Assessment and treatment programmes for drug and alcohol issues
  • Screening, assessment and referral into primary and mental health services
  • Parenting support
  • Prevention programmes e.g. New Route
  • Pay back to the community for offences committed
  • Make amends to victims
How accessible is the service and facilities for those with a disability
  • We have a lift in the building which is accessible for wheelchairs and buggies.  We also have welfare facilities for disabled people with accessible door, and hand rails.
  • We are able to obtain translation services if needed through 'Thebigword group', which is BMBC's preferred provider of translation and interpreting service.
Future developments
  • We are currently awaiting training on Speech, Language and Communication and dyslexia - this will be complete in September 2014
  • We are also linking up with adult education to ensure that all our Not in Education, Employment and Training young people all have a baseline screening and are able to access 'booster' sessions to enable them to progress up levels within the framework for achievement.
  • Planned sessions from our health team for the rest of the YOT in SEND areas including ASD, ADHD, mental health and physical disabilities.
Last updated on 21/08/2020
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