Youth Offending Team Nursing Service
Who are we?
We are a small nursing team which provides health needs assessments to children and young people within the criminal justice system. We are part of the wider Children in Care and Adoption Team for the City and County.
What do we do?
We reduce health inequalities and improve health outcomes for vulnerable children and young people who are under the supervision of the Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Youth Justice Services.
The team delivers health interventions for 10 to 19-year-olds to:
- improve psychological wellbeing, emotional and mental health
- promote healthy eating and lifestyle choices
- promote and increase uptake of the immunisation programme
- reduce teenage pregnancy and improve sexual health through contraception advice and offering C-Card
- reduce the impact of substance misuse and reduce avoidable injuries and harm
We also support the wider Youth Offending Team and court processes by contributing to reports and risk and vulnerability assessments.
The County Service is open from 8am - 4pm, Monday-Friday.
The City Service is open from 8:30am - 6pm, Monday-Friday. Appointments outside of these times can be arranged if necessary.
The County Service covers Bassetlaw, Newark and Sherwood, Mansfield and Ashfield, Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe. It is based at:
The City Service is based at:
Help in a crisis
If you need urgent help outside of our opening hours, please contact your GP (out of hours services), Walk In Centre, NHS 111 or in an emergency go to A&E.
How to refer
Children and young people are automatically referred to the service when they enter the Youth Offending Service.
Referrals for health assessments can also be made by:
- police officers
- Health Family Teams
- child or young person
- other professionals
If you would like to make a referral, please contact the relevant team using the details above.
The service is provided by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and commissioned by Notts City and County CCGs.