SCYJ guidance to YOTs on anonymity for children in trouble with the law

Today the SCYJ has launched its new resources for Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) on anonymity for children in trouble with the law, to help ensure the YOTs views are heard in court. The resources can be downloaded below.

Our short guide sets out four steps YOTs can take to ensure their views are taken into account by the court. These steps are summarised in an easy-to-follow flow chart, while a separate flow chart helps YOTs to ascertain whether reporting restrictions apply automatically in any given case, and when an application must be made.

All of these resources are free to download and print but YOTs can be sent a hardcopy free of charge. Please contact if your YOT would like a free copy.