What does it mean? – Y


This page is part of our handy list of definitions and explanations of some of the terms that you might have come across but didn’t know what they meant. If you think we’ve missed something, let us know, and we’ll look at added it to the list. 

These are the entries for Y. You can see other entries by clicking the letters below.



Young Offender

This is someone who’s under 18 who commits a crime or is involved in criminal behaviour.

Youth Offending Team (YOT)

The Youth Offending Team is a bunch of people whose job it is to support young people who have committed crime or who are likely to commit crime in the future.

Youth Parliament (UKYP)

This is a national Youth Parliament with 600 members aged 11 – 18. The group is elected from their own areas and campaign on matters of importance to children. There are young people from Devon who are members of the National Youth Parliament (MYP) and they take the issues that are important to the young people of Devon to the national meeting held every year. Votes for elections are held in schools across the UK.

You can check out Devon Youth Parliament on InstagramFacebook and Twitter)

Youth Worker

Youth work helps young people learn about themselves, others and society, through informal educational activities which combine enjoyment, challenge and learning.

Youth workers work typically with young people aged between 11 and 25. Their work seeks to promote young people’s personal and social development and enable them to have a voice, influence and place in their communities and society as a whole. Devon’s main youth work provider is called Space.