Youth Offending Teams

Minister for Prisons and Rehabilitation Jeremy Wright has said that between 2009/10 and 2010/11, there were 835 fewer posts in youth offending teams (YOTs) in England and Wales, including volunteers, part-time and temporary staff. He said this was a 4% reduction and noted that over the same period, “the number of young people supervised by youth offending teams dropped by 20%”.

CYPNow have reported Gareth Jones, chair of the Association of Youth Offending Team Managers, in response who said, “I don’t think you can make a direct link between there being a 20 per cent reduction in caseloads, with four per cent fewer staff… YOTs have been successfully taking young people out of the system who do not need to be in it. These were young people who were not getting an awful lot in terms of services because they didn’t need it. Those requiring more services are still there. It is not a directly comparable link.”


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