Youth Offending Team help

1. Youth offending team

If a court finds you guilty of a criminal offence you will receive a sentence. The court will take into account your circumstances in order to decide on the severity of the sentence.

The court may ask the Youth Offending Team (YOT) for a ‘pre-sentence report’.

The YOT team works with Council teams – Children’s Services and the Reparation Team. They also work with the Police, the probation service, the NHS and the voluntary sector.

They will meet you to find out about your:

  • personal and home life
  • education or employment, and
  • how to prevent further offending

Education for young offenders

The Youth Offending Team will support you to continue your education. This includes after arrest, and during any court proceedings or sentence.

We work with schools, colleges and other support services to help you get back into education or training.

If you have special educational needs (SEN), you should receive SEN Support. If you have a statement or Education, Health and Care plan this will show your support needs. The Youth Offending team will take part in reviews and assessments as necessary.

Special educational needs

Contact the East Sussex Youth Offending Team



10 Brodrick Close

Hampden Park


BN22 9NQ

Fourth Floor

Ocean House

87–89 London Road

St. Leonards-on-Sea

TN37 6DH

01323 463760 01424 726520

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