Youth Offending Teams

Justice written question – answered on 13th September 2013.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Shadow Minister (London), Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the budgets for each youth offending team were in each financial year between 2009-10 and 2013-14.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Youth offending teams (YOTs) are multi-agency partnerships. Their budget comprises funding provided primarily by the local authority and local statutory partners; including the police, probation, health authorities and where relevant the Welsh Assembly Government. Additional funding is provided by the Ministry of Justice through the Youth Justice Board (YJB) in the form of youth justice good practice grants to YOTs. Individual contributions vary but on average this grant from the YJB represents around a third of a YOT's funding.

The data in the following table have been provided by the YJB and sets out the total budget for each YOT, comprising all contributions from local statutory partners and the YJB, for each financial year from 2009-10 to 2012-13. It is not possible for a number of YOTs to confirm their full budget allocation for the current financial year, as they do not yet know what they will receive from their statutory partners. My officials will write to you in October to inform you of these figures, once known.

YOTs reported working with 66,430 young people in 2011-12, a 48% reduction since 2008-09 and a reduction of 22% since 2010-11, The average youth custodial population has also fallen: from 2,040 in 2010-11 to 1,963 in 2011-12 and 1,561 in 2012-13 (a 23% reduction from 2010-11, figures for 2012-13 are provisional). It is against this backdrop that decisions relating to funding have been made.

In the last decade the number of young people entering the youth justice system for the first time has more than halved. Youth offending teams play a key role in diverting young people away from crime. Through the Troubled Families programme, the Government has also made available £448 million to local authorities—a key aim of which is to reduce reoffending.

The table shows the total budget of each YOT in England and Wales during the financial years 2009-10 to 2012-13.

YOT funding data are published for each financial year on the MOJ website in the January following the financial year to which it refers. Prior to 2011-12 only the national total was published but for 2011-12 the breakdown by youth offending team was included.

Data for 2012-13 are due to be published in January 2014 and so the usual validation and reconciliation process has not yet been completed.

Full data for 2013-14 are not yet available as negotiations at local level to finalise partners' contributions to YOT funding have not been concluded for some youth offending teams.

Budgets of YOTs in England and Wales
£
Youth offending team 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Barking and Dagenham 2,281,941 2,290,187 1,883,240 1,796,256
Barnet 1,276,792 1,259,808 1,296,953 1,299,585
Barnsley 1,956,020 1,960,970 no data 653,212
Bath and North East Somerset 841,714 856,574 803,949 778,161
Bedfordshire 2,729,838 2,656,936 2,335,114 1,789,448
Bexley 1,021,855 935,361 1,310,630 1,199,833
Birmingham 9,719,341 9,345,932 8,283,424 7,745,181
Blackburn with Darwen 1,853,654 1,746,268 1,356,602 1,283,375
Blackpool 1,735,631 1,691,310 1,903,840 1,940,642
Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly 2,385,825 2,385,318 1,717,746 1,544,749
Bolton 1,606,002 1,635,511 1,959,173 1,672,975
Bournemouth and Poole 1,356,047 1,350,269 1,040,397 1,341,738
Bracknell Forest 704,895 712,628 878,751 783,905
Bradford 3,626,645 3,576,390 3,134,567 2,932,695
Brent 1,998,440 2,439,516 1,914,010 1,466,923
Bridgend 960,643 961,008 1,113,022 1,054,610
Brighton and Hove 1,375,113 1,270,937 1,456,519 576,961
Bristol 3,350,722 3,283,821 2,710,210 3,157,721
Bromley 1,552,789 1,657,378 1,638,793 1,474,671
Buckinghamshire 2,226,579 2,192,555 1,813,706 1,767,307
Bury 1,386,163 1,297,454 1,334,327 632,900
Calderdale 1,773,757 1,844,241 1,640,845 1,473,785
Cambridgeshire 2,388,328 1,846,580 1,798,531 1,813,522
Camden 2,844,490 2,514,014 2,610,722 3,060,972
Cardiff 2,924,598 2,922,743 2,328,026 2,502,963
Carmarthenshire 1,554,035 1,095,867 1,148,295 1,129,593
Ceredigion 775,196 798,578 804,430 799,565
Cheshire 3,156,329 3,398,012 2,647,968 2,026,435
Conwy and Denbighshire 1,264,170 1,299,708 1,309,842 1,240,157
Cornwall 2,285,722 2,166,363 1,805,407 1,491,401
Coventry 2,698,202 2,642,215 2,460,556 2,216,685
Croydon 3,302,809 3,547,945 2,707,685 2,657,604
Cumbria 2,967,085 2,858,406 2,223,577 2,119,954
Darlington 1,059,154 1,016,263 1,016,009 906,889
Derby 2,345,070 2,266,631 1,911,072 1,644,305
Derbyshire 4,118,468 3,557,072 3,743,398 3,682,415
Devon 3,280,479 3,312,329 3,154,836 3,019,440
Doncaster 2,485,766 2,573,435 2,230,284 2,352,240
Dorset 1,794,302 1,756,108 1,815,974 2,075,000
Dudley 2,576,355 2,591,505 2,003,265 1,990,382
Durham 4,278,497 4,288,558 3,866,460 3,983,399
Ealing 1,891,113 1,864,217 1,633,125 1,545,535
East Riding of Yorkshire 1,450,770 1,589,920 1,366,719 1,258,170
East Sussex 2,391,373 2,391,373 2,125,910 1,928,579
Enfield 2,695,552 2,898,542 2,538,215 2,571,555
Essex 5,691,710 5,499,319 4,449,390 5,138,049
Flintshire 1,582,045 1,532,776 1,278,485 1,323,098
Gateshead 2,180,463 2,267,815 2,005,213 1,375,395
Gloucestershire 3,998,144 3,413,263 2,953,739 2,514,277
Greenwich 2,833,793 3,070,382 1,772,267 1,806,262
Gwynedd Mon 1,348,473 1,523,135 1,321,172 1,366,238
Hackney 3,018,842 2,931,476 3,255,089 2,394,924
Halton and Warrington 1,936,158 1,745,427 1,672,150 1,655,919
Hammersmith and Fulham 1,800,736 2,338,710 2,472,684 1,703,797
Hampshire (1)n/a (1)n/a (1)n/a 4,860,500
Haringey 2,417,838 2,381,943 2,747,267 2,744,667
Harrow 1,013,251 1,657,468 965,010 1,307,166
Hartlepool 1,367,752 1,355,674 1,178,921 878,222
Havering 1,323,191 1,250,197 1,167,771 1,147,021
Hertfordshire 4,396,475 4,389,475 4,172,734 4,154,975
Hillingdon 2,091,881 2,101,013 2,364,649 1,568,745
Hounslow 1,579,931 1,682,338 1,427,744 1,384,036
Isle of Wight (1)n/a (1)n/a 690,783 684,710
Islington 1,772,150 1,996,502 1,582,367 1,688,367
Kensington and Chelsea 1,672,210 1,713,974 1,383,300 1,211,683
Kent 7,275,766 6,689,740 4,957,251 5,463,748
Kingston-upon-Hull 2,529,154 2,741,315 2,463,862 2,075,114
Kingston-upon-Thames 1,016,900 1,049,546 985,034 889,633
Kirklees 3,115,755 3,075,072 2,507,850 2,650,285
Knowsley 1,787,503 1,789,883 1,537,533 1,647,770
Lambeth 2,952,133 2,950,666 2,659,652 3,932,145
Lancashire 5,926,128 5,940,873 5,638,207 5,226,273
Leeds 7,076,142 7,076,323 6,442,778 5,911,896
Leicester City 3,109,136 3,042,298 3,013,196 2,614,059
Leicestershire 2,848,496 2,837,736 2,515,657 2,424,155
Lewisham 1,859,249 3,363,570 2,960,959 2,552,275
Lincolnshire 3,456,337 3,333,018 2,786,368 2,288,185
Liverpool 5,957,228 6,026,884 4,904,912 2,305,658
Luton 1,987,839 1,955,526 1,695,707 1,698,137
Manchester 5,109,710 5,108,091 4,059,239 4,013,622
Medway 1,310,020 1,232,451 1,232,726 1,176,160
Merthyr Tydfil 674,637 693,263 869,560 805,573
Merton 994,465 1,051,945 1,164,500 1,226,315
Milton Keynes 1,656,747 1,687,547 1,643,328 1,558,819
Monmouthshire and Torfaen 1,664,033 1,618,033 1,458,533 1,461,371
Neath Port Talbot 2,015,039 1,771,311 1,241,817 1,332,968
Newcastle-upon-Tyne 3,146,255 2,894,562 2,356,185 2,858,915
Newham 3,300,948 2,858,948 1,906,959 1,906,231
Newport 1,489,215 1,475,529 1,348,475 1,285,736
Norfolk 3,726,732 3,888,837 3,280,620 3,176,587
North East Lincolnshire 1,343,171 922,504 731,151 1,264,820
North Lincolnshire 1,122,550 1,095,843 1,068,394 1,146,808
North Somerset 859,575 1,029,683 936,178 957,704
North Tyneside 1,257,820 1,258,955 1,325,043 1,232,758
North Yorkshire 3,452,255 3,485,701 3,317,367 2,969,538
Northamptonshire 4,166,339 3,928,624 3,467,095 3,450,224
Northumberland 845,215 2,084,025 1,942,799 2,004,038
Nottingham 3,636,565 3,591,476 3,317,781 3,137,319
Nottinghamshire 4,353,814 4,930,190 5,840,576 8,383,150
Oldham 1,788,778 1,754,575 1,619,135 1,586,910
Oxfordshire 3,231,309 3,231,629 3,777,275 1,866,015
Pembrokeshire 879,969 882,801 965,617 1,065,906
Peterborough 1,909,665 1,831,905 1,471,429 1,386,008
Plymouth 1,545,627 1,590,571 1,427,286 1,371,549
Portsmouth (1)n/a (1)n/a (1)n/a 944,729
Powys 1,168,466 1,125,643 1,009,145 983,197
Reading 1,641,116 1,427,379 814,075 1,014,489
Redbridge 2,429,210 2,055,365 1,595,241 1,560,981
Rhondda Cynon Taff 2,446,048 2,595,640 2,365,464 2,165,334
Richmond-upon-Thames 338,877 391,433 355,161 340,481
Rochdale 2,152,537 2,052,720 2,381,461 1,965,509
Rotherham 2,111,464 2,138,434 1,612,543 1,475,686
Salford 1,615,467 1,602,467 1,765,483 1,355,583
Sandwell 1,698,726 2,110,250 1,828,625 1,918,273
Sefton 2,155,497 2,022,297 1,801,120 1,758,640
Sheffield 3,913,533 3,606,374 3,299,055 3,139,756
Shropshire Telford and Wrekin 2,081,348 2,534,888 2,288,445 2,185,966
Slough 1,120,039 1,192,285 991,327 976,129
Solihull 1,296,632 1,269,124 1,138,745 1,127,092
Somerset 2,765,027 2,726,507 2,249,586 2,222,459
South Gloucestershire 960,943 1,013,823 936,335 856,076
South Tees 3,045,911 3,026,931 2,086,043 1,970,405
South Tyneside 1,715,498 1,933,540 1,673,171 1,616,493
Southampton (1)n/a (1)n/a (1)n/a 1,135,154
Southend-on-Sea 1,150,823 1,213,605 1,131,732 1,132,019
Southwark 3,651,455 4,046,280 3,298,444 3,352,307
St. Helens 1,609,070 1,752,288 1,304,370 1,320,338
Staffordshire 4,967,156 5,017,381 4,571,144 2,954,368
Stockport 1,821,110 1,664,368 1,961,239 1,832,364
Stockton-on-Tees 1,352,921 1,443,837 1,391,292 1,352,873
Stoke-on-Trent 2,702,422 3,013,305 2,325,409 2,170,925
Suffolk 3,717,721 3,591,686 3,543,424 3,284,703
Sunderland 4,241,479 3,781,917 3,610,655 3,753,768
Surrey 3,662,070 3,585,012 3,644,876 8,335,405
Sutton 903,070 780,794 879,143 787,976
Swansea 2,746,781 2,376,040 2,229,063 2,318,787
Swindon 1,066,211 1,010,570 991,723 1,071,127
Tameside 1,725,737 1,728,462 1,369,103 985,338
Thurrock 1,157,463 1,522,352 938,624 905,501
Torbay 899,418 920,336 985,033 805,514
Tower Hamlets and City of London 1,984,677 2,140,560 1,976,516 1,776,053
Trafford 3,039,043 3,224,241 1,599,257 1,776,773
Vale of Glamorgan 1,101,760 1,197,805 1,230,131 1,198,260
Wakefield 2,298,350 1,985,070 1,954,940 1,862,017
Walsall 1,899,897 1,725,848 1,724,342 1,109,225
Waltham Forest 1,854,939 1,855,870 1,667,076 1,712,622
Wandsworth 2,033,437 2,268,339 2,180,918 2,041,835
Warwickshire 2,375,757 2,496,493 2,447,361 2,602,151
Wessex 8,975,186 9,359,257 7,135,696 (1)n/a
West Berkshire 1,062,717 1,055,936 1,130,777 1,039,589
West Mercia (1)n/a (1)n/a (1)n/a (1)n/a
West Sussex 2,296,034 1,819,569 1,605,839 1,691,657
Westminster 1,293,607 1,350,498 1,243,941 1,268,207
Wigan 2,224,521 2,219,831 2,196,205 2,204,328
Wiltshire 1,789,983 2,505,668 1,494,226 1,941,628
Windsor and Maidenhead 1,140,718 542,528 520,845 549,193
Wirral 2,757,225 2,832,470 2,705,780 2,656,724
Wokingham 652,760 543,308 506,385 493,054
Wolverhampton 2,902,716 2,711,810 2,826,672 2,591,184
Worcestershire and Herefordshire 3,507,975 3,491,437 2,847,584 2,746,386
Wrexham 1,278,203 1,167,646 1,348,398 1,294,749
York 918,964 1,034,696 1,129,983 1,052,166
         
Grand total 372,071,247 372,971,307 332,314,064 322,279,367
(1) Rearrangement of youth offending teams (YOTs) means the named YOT did not exist during the specified period. Notes: 1. The figures relate to the total annual budget as reported to the YJB by each YOT. 2. The data provided are for financial years April to March. 3. These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing and can be subject to change over time.

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