Source: (2004) Youth Justice. 4(3):160-177.

This article describes a survey of Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) in England and Wales, conducted during 2002–2003, which explored the extent and nature of YOT responses to adolescents who are exhibiting sexually problematic behaviour. The methodological approach adopted is outlined and then the main findings of the survey are discussed, with reference to relevant literature, reports and governmental publications about adolescent sexual aggression. The findings cover the extent of YOT involvement in this area of work; the characteristics of the young people worked with; policies and procedures; systems for referral, assessment and intervention and issues of concern to the respondents.