The gaps in transition: Youth Offending Team (YOT) to National Probation Service (NPS)

Research Institution / Organisation

University of Winchester

In Collaboration With

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) in Hampshire

Principal Researcher

Rachel Au

Level of Research


Project Start Date

April 2021

Research Context

​Transitioning from Youth Offending Team (YOT) to National Probation Service (NPS) can be quite complicated and challenging to navigate. Although there are protocols, there’s no national standard in how to carry out the transition. Therefore, this research aims to find out the service gaps in transition with the objectives to:

  • Understand the transition process

  • Find out the gaps in this process and where do young people get missed

  • To improve the current transitioning practice/services

Research Methodology

​Qualitative design research using online interviews.  The sample size will be 10-15 participants, including members from the youth offending teams and also an ex offender who has gone through the transition.

If anyone has any related experience or information that is relevant please do get in touch with the researcher. 

Date due for completion

September 2021
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