The quality of education and training for young people engaged with youth offending teams


The report also evaluates how effectively YOTs plan the education and training provision for young people at a strategic and operational level. It looks in particular at how well the work of the YOT supports young people’s progression.
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Local authorities and YOTs should:

  • R1 Assess the progress that young people make in developing soft skills, such as confidence, social skills, and self-esteem, and in improving their literacy and numeracy skills
  • R2 Ensure that all services have a dedicated education, employment or training co-ordinator
  • R3 Ensure that young people receive their entitlement to education in a timely manner, and report to management boards the length of time that young people are not in education, employment or training (NEET)
  • R4 Develop effective strategies that support young people in developing literacy and numeracy skills
  • R5 Evaluate the quality, effectiveness and impact of their service better to improve quality, and inform strategic planning to enhance education, employment or training opportunities for young people
  • R6 Extend the range of non-statutory members of the management board to include key local education and training providers