Youth Offending Team

Our specialist nurses work with young people aged between 10 and 18 who are already involved with either the Kirklees or Calderdale Youth Offending Teams.

The aim of the service is to promote health and wellbeing and contribute to the prevention youth crime in these areas.

This is achieved by offering:

  • Confidential* health care and support
  • Assessment of the physical, mental and social needs of this vulnerable group
  • An opportunity to work with individuals or groups of vulnerable young people.
  • Health education / information to young people, families, carers and other interested parties
  • Support through referrals and signposting to other services.
  • An advocacy role on behalf of the young people.
  • Providing health information to inform reports for Court, the secure estates and other relevant parties.
  • Promotion of other heath services including Chlamydia screening, condom distribution, Teenlifecheck and childhood immunisation programmes.
  • Collaborative working with colleagues within and outside the criminal justice and health services.
  • A contribution to the planning of care to reduce risk and vulnerability to the young person and the public

Key - * adhere to Kirklees and Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board procedures.

Mental Health

Mental health problems can affect 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorders and are often in response to what is happening in their lives.

Emotional health is just as important as your physical health.

Support for mental health is available and you are not alone.


The specialist nurses can be contacted as follows:

South Kirklees: 01484 226263

North Kirklees: 01924 482118

Calderdale: 01422 368279



Useful Information and Links

Kirklees Youth Offending Team

Kirklees Stronger Families Programme

Young Minds - charity improving the emotional wellbeing of young people

Place2be - provides support to young people in schools) videos and short stories available on the Facebook page

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - information on World Mental Health Day and work at Northorpe Hall

Black DOG - Depression - information for breathing and relaxing

Disrespect Nobody

How to Support Someone Who Feels Suicidal

Coping With Your Low Mood 


Referrals to this service come from within youth justice services or as a result of collaboration with other agencies.

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