The Youth Offending Team (YOT) Triage model uses YOT expertise and assessment processes to assist police with decision making at the earliest stage.
Triage takes place at the point a young person comes to the attention of the Police. It acts as a ‘gateway’ whereby all young people can be rapidly assessed to ensure that they are dealt with swiftly and effectively.
YOT assessments are unique in that information from across networks is sourced, considered and validated. Information draws on a wide range of sources including police, social care, health, housing, education, anti-social behaviour and substance misuse.
Key information can be shared between the YOT and Police to ensure decisions are made to reflect the needs of the victim as well as protect victims and communities from further harm.
The process also responds to the assessed needs of the young person. Bespoke intervention packages are tailored to meet the needs of the young people. Packages challeng offending behaviour and where needed, allow access to other support services.