There are a number of projects
within Sunderland Youth Offending Service. Click on the links
below to view each project in more detail:
NEET2EET project is run in conjunction with Sunderland YOS and
Bunker music and arts studio and the
Network (OCN). NEET is the term used by the DfES to
describe young people who are not engaging in education
or training. The Youth Offending Service works in
partnership across the City to provide a range of
innovative services to support children and young people
from offending or reoffending. The NEET2EET project is
one such project that provides creative and artistic
learning opportunities at The Bunker for under-18 year
old young people.
See the NEET2EET Project here
See the NEET2EET Project here (pt 2)
Volunteer Mentoring Service offers vulnerable young
people advice and support from an older, more experienced
person, providing a protective factor against peer pressure
and other pressures in the young person's life.
SunGate Parenting Project assists parents/carers of
10 to 17 years old children, or from 8 years if referred
thought the Youth Inclusion Support Panels (YISP). They
aim to reduce youth offending and non school attendance.
SunGate offers a wide range of services which can be tailored
to suit individual needs.
Safe Weapons Project is dedicated to making the lives of
ordinary everyday people safer. Be Safe Weapons workshops
are for young people, trying to discourage them from violent
behaviour and weapons carrying.
Here a young man
talks retrospectively about his first-hand experience with knife
crime and draws on his experiences to deter other young people
from carrying a knife. The young people at Sunderland YOT were
involved in the behind the scenes production for the film.
Kids provides support for children and young people.
Wear Kids works with children and young people aged 5-17
and their families in the Sunderland area. We try to
help children and young people stay out of trouble.
Youth Inclusion Project, a
partnership with Catch 22 (formerly Crime Concern), offers a range of indoor
and outdoor activities to promote social inclusion, increase
educational attendance and attainment and reduce youth
Futures Scheme, operating in the Southwick Area, aims
to tackle social exclusion among 8-19 year olds. It diverts
young people from offending and substance use by encouraging
participation in a wide range of sport and recreational
It is a scheme that works in partnership with Sunderland
AFC to provide an educational football project to young
people across the City of Sunderland.
Youth Offending Service have a RAP
scheme, which provides additional resources to work
with young people leaving custody who have an identified
substance misuse problem.
Community Fire Safety Project is a pioneering
partnership between Sunderland Youth Offending Service
and the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service which
works with young people who have offended or who are at
risk of offending.