Welcome to Kirklees YOT
Kirklees YOT is made up of representatives from
agencies including the Police, Probation Service,
and Young People Service
and Health - See more
about our partners here.
Kirklees YOT identifies the needs of each young offender by assessing them and addressing the specific problems that make the young person offend. The YOT also measures the risk they pose to others. This enables the YOT to deliver suitable programmes to deal with the needs of the young person with the intention of preventing further offending.
In addition to accepting seconded staff from the
above agencies, the YOT directly employs staff
in a number of differing roles. The roles can be
either working directly with young people or
alternatively generic admin roles to support front
The YOT also recruits volunteers and there are a number of very important ways in which volunteers can assist the YOT and their community.
At least 60% of young people in the youth justice system have communication needs. That could mean that over half of the young people you work with do not understand what people say to them or find it difficult to get their message across. The Communication Trust website can help you:
Find out what communication needs are
View examples of what these needs may look like
Gain advice to support you in your work