There are high social and economic costs of youth offending for Society, Public services, communities, victims and the children and young people who offend. There are a number of reasons for youth offending such as lack of family support, low levels of educational attainment or health issues to name a few.
The Merthyr Tydfil Youth Offending Prevention Team work with young people who are offending or at risk of offending. The Teams focus is to prevent offending and/or anti-social behaviour.
If something is worrying you or making you scared it is important to talk to someone you trust. Contact details are provided on each of the pages within this section of our website but you can also visit the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) page for information and advice about issues which may be affecting you and who to contact for support.