Bexley Youth Offending Team (YOT) works with other agencies including the police, probation service and schools to help keep young people aged between 10 and 17 years out of trouble.
If a young person does offend, we work with them, their families and anyone else affected by the crime to try and prevent them from offending again.
The YOT has:
- social workers
- police officers
- a probation officer
- an education worker
- health workers
- a referral order co-ordinator
- youth workers
- administrative staff
Information for parents and carers
We offer support and advice to parents and carers about their child’s offending, risk of offending or antisocial behaviour.
If your child (10 to 17) has been arrested or has been charged with an offence, please contact us. We'll talk to you about how we, or other preventative services, can help.
When a young person is sentenced to a Referral Order they must attend a panel run by trained community volunteers. The volunteers will come to an agreement with the young person and their parents/carer as to what they must do during the order. The panels are held at the Civic Offices and are usually in the early evening.
Additionally, the Bexley Targeted Youth Service provides additional help at the earliest opportunity to our vulnerable young people who face, or are at risk of:
- family violence
- parental mental ill health
- substance misuse
- being excluded from school or at risk of school exclusion
- involvement in crime or anti-social behaviour
For more information, please refer to the links at the right-hand side of this page.