Youth Support Services

​Young people in the Wakefield district are at the heart of what we do. Our main aim is to fully prepare young people for adulthood with a good education, job prospects and social skills.

Wakefield Youth Work Team

The Youth Work Team work across the Wakefield District to provide young people with a range of activities aimed at early intervention and prevention in priority areas. Our staff work alongside voluntary and community organisations to ensure a sufficient offer is available for young people in Wakefield.

The Youth Service Team provides activities, group work, accreditation and support from professionally qualified Youth and Community Workers. The team offers challenging experiences which supports young people on their journey towards positive outcomes through informal education.


Phone: 01924 302665

Youth Offending Team

Community Supervision Team

The team provides a full range of services to young people subject to court imposed community sentences. This includes services to Magistrate's, Youth and Crown Courts.

The team also leads on developments in services to victims and communities affected by youth crime. The team works with young people and their families in a planned programme of support and challenge. All work is based on robust assessment processes focusing on risk and protective factors proven to impact on offending behaviour.

Intensive Supervision and Complex Needs Team

The Intensive Supervision Team engages with some of the most vulnerable yet serious and persistent offenders within the district. They work with these young people in community and custodial settings to meet their complex needs, reduce the frequency and seriousness of their offending and achieve their full potential. The team works to:

  • Reduce the frequency and seriousness of offending by the most serious and persistent offenders within the district
  • Provide intensive levels of support and supervision to ensure high numbers of young people complete the programme
  • Work in partnership with police and electronic monitoring contractors to deliver the surveillance of the programme
  • Provide enhanced services to young women within the specialist provision (Rivendell) at HMP New Hall
  • Coordinate and deliver services to ensure the positive resettlement of young people back into the community following release from a custodial establishment
  • Assess young people who have complex and multiple needs and broker and provide appropriate packages of care
  • Negotiate appropriate packages from key services, including Housing, Accommodation, Substance Misuse, Education Training and Employment, and Health

Phone: 01924 304155

Involving Young People and UK Youth Parliament

We ensure young people participate in the planning, delivery and review of our services. We call this Involving Young People (IYP). This work follows on to taking young people that step further and getting them involved in the UK Youth Parliament where they have a say in the Government decisions that affect young people.

For more information on any of our services please contact us on any of the numbers above or take a look at our website and facebook

Contact us

Youth Work Team

Crofton Young People’s Centre
High Street

01924 302665