Key member of Youth Offending Team retires

Published: Wednesday 14th November 18

One of the stalwarts of the council’s Youth Offending Team (YOT) is retiring after a life of dedicated public service.

L-R: Rachel Egan, Assistant Director for Early Help, Wandsworth Council, Cllr McDermott, PC Rattue, Chief Superintendent Benatar.

PC Sue Rattue has served as a Met Police officer for 30 years, and for the past 19 years has been embedded in the YOT.

The Wandsworth’s Youth Offending Team is a partnership between the council, police, probation and health working together to prevent offending and reoffending by under 18s and achieve wider positive outcomes for children, young people and communities.

Last year it won a prestigious Restorative Service Quality Mark for the work it does bringing together victims and perpetrators of crime to repair the harm done and find a positive way forward.

John Miller, head of  Wandsworth Council’s Youth and Youth Offending Services said: “Sue was fundamental in making the partnership with the police effective from the very set up of the YOT and her diligent commitment towards championing prevention was trusted and valued by young people and their families. She can retire in the knowledge that she made a great deal of difference in the lives of vulnerable young people in the borough”.

Sally Benatar, Commander of the Met’s South West Basic Command Unit (BCU) said: “I was delighted to present PC Rattue with a BCU Commander’s Commendation on the occasion of her retirement from the Metropolitan Police, to recognise her dedicated service to Wandsworth Borough.

“Sue has worked for thirty years in a number of roles across Wandsworth, including nineteen years on the Youth Offending Team where she has worked tirelessly with children on the borough.  I wish her all the best for her retirement!”

Cllr Sarah McDermott, Wandsworth Council spokesman for children’s services, said: “Sue has been a huge asset to the YOT and has helped countless young people. I applaud her, and all the team, for the work they do, and I wish Sue a very happy retirement.”

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