Young offenders

Calderdale Youth Offending Team is a multi-agency partnership preventing offending by working with young people, parents, victims of crime, communities and engaging volunteers.

The Youth Offending Team (YOT) is a one-stop shop for all young offenders. with teams of trained professionals with specific disciplines work together in one office to tackle youth offending. The YOT is composed of social workers, probation officers, police officers, education and health workers, housing workers and drug misuse professionals.

YOTs are required to produce an annual Youth Justice Plan that describes the nature and scale of offending by young people in their area and the programmes available to tackle it. Several agencies contribute to the overall budget of the YOT to tackle youth crime.

Contact the Youth Offending Team for further information.

  • Username Youth Offending Team
  • Email jess.hudson@calderdale.gov.uk
  • Telephone 01422 368279
  • Address
    Jess Hudson
    Calderdale Youth Offending Team
    Hoover Building
    21 West Parade
    Halifax
    HX1 2TE

The Youth Offending Team Health Service

Locala provides the healthcare service for the YOT. The service works with young people aged 8 to 18 who are at risk, or involved in the Criminal Justice System, working closely with the YOT and other partners.

It is a flexible and responsive service, following the local safeguarding procedures. Activity includes:

  • supporting young people to access help in ways that are appropriate to their needs;
  • identifying health needs in young people and undertaking initial and comprehensive individual health assessments in line with national requirements;
  • providing confidential drop-in services, appointments and specific group and individual health work with YOT children, young people and their families;
  • support and advice for mental health and wellbeing, drug and alcohol use, stopping smoking, sexual health, plus strategies to improve young people's weight and physical fitness.