Youth Offending Team help

1. Youth offending team

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

This will mean asking the Youth Offending Team (YOT) for a ‘pre-sentence report’.

The YOT team works with children’s services, the Police, the probation service, the NHS, the Council’s Reparation Team and the voluntary sector.

They will meet you to find out:

  • out your personal and home life
  • about your education or employment
  • how to prevent further offending

Education for young offenders

The Youth Offending Team will support the young person to continue their education after arrest, and during any court proceedings or sentence.


We will work with schools, colleges and other support services, and will help the young person get back into education or training afterwards.


If a young person is in custody and has special educational needs, they should receive SEN Support, or the support laid out in their statement or Education, Health and Care plan if they have one. The Youth Offending team will take part in reviews and assessments as necessary.

Special educational needs

Contact the East Sussex Youth Offending Team

Email: youthoffendingteam@eastsussex.gov.uk
Phone: 01323 466633

St Mark’s House
14 Upperton Road
Eastbourne
BN21 1EP

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