Targeted Youth Support (TYS)

TYS supports young people aged between 11 and 19 who need extra support to stay safe, be healthy, succeed in education and play a positive role in their communities

TYS is for young people who: 

  • Are involved in (or are at risk of) crime or anti-social behaviour;
  • Are affected by problems within their family;
  • Are at risk of homelessness;
  • Are involved in gang related activity;
  • Are teenage parents, or currently pregnant;
  • Have had a fixed term school exclusion; and
  • Have been or are at risk of being, permanently excluded from school.
  • Need support following their involvement with either youth justice or children's social care (where TYS criteria is met)

What support is available? 

TYS offers one-to-one support from a dedicated key-worker who is experienced in working with young people. Young people referred will receive a full assessment and a personal support plan based on the areas of need in their life. The plan may involve some of the following interventions that are available as part of the service:

  • support for young people in managing their behaviour
  • mentoring
  • support in overcoming barriers to accessing mainstream services and activities (such as sports, arts and other positive activities)
  • advocacy with schools and other services
  • Restorative Justice (an opportunity for young people to make amends where they have offended) 

Referrals can be made by the young person, their parents or carers and professionals who are working with the young person.

Service details

Referral required?
Who needs to make the referral?
Parents and professionals will need to fill in the attached CFAN form. Age Range Parents/guardians with children aged 10 to 18 years. Please call for further details.

Who to contact

0208 583 5985
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