Our Sutton Youth Offending Team (YOT) is made up of staff from Social Services, the Police, Probation, Education, Health and Drugs Services.
The YOT is a law enforcement agency and part of the criminal justice system. We also work with young people who are at the early stages of offending, or who may be at risk of crime or anti-social behaviour.
We work with young people that get into trouble with the law and look into their backgrounds and try to help them stay away from crime.
When you may come into contact with a youth offending team
The youth offending team gets involved if a young person:
- gets into trouble with the police or is arrested
- is charged with a crime and has to go to court
- is convicted of a crime and given a sentence
Usually, the police are the first people to contact the youth offending team. But family members and friends can also contact them if they’re worried about a young person’s behaviour.
What is the Youth Offending Team?
We are part of the London Borough of Sutton and are separate from the police and the courts.
We work with:
- the police
- probation officers
- health, housing and children’s services
- schools and education authorities
- charities and the local community
- Youth Court procedures explained
- The pre-sentence report: What is it?
- YOUthink Crime Prevention Team
Some of the information on this page has been adapted from the www.gov.uk website