Targeted Youth Support (TYS) is one of the services provided by us for children and young people.
TYS supports young people aged between 11 to 19 who need extra support to stay safe and healthy, succeed in education and play a positive role in their communities.
Most young people will make their way through there teenage years with support from parents, carers and local services such as schools and youth clubs. However some young people will require extra support along the way and this is where TYS step in.
Who is TYS for?
TYS is for and will benefit young people who:
use drugs or alcohol
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 been subject to fixed term school exclusion
have been or are at risk of being, permanently excluded from school.
What support is available?
TYS offers one-to-one support from a dedicated personal key-worker who is experienced in working with young people. Young people referred to TYS 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 TYS support:
support for young people in managing their behaviour
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 Interventions (an opportunity for young people to make amends where they have offended)
family and parenting support
coordination of multi-agency interventions
involvement of other appropriate services
Accessing TYS services
Young people can be referred to us by other professionals who are working with them or they can self-refer to the Single Point of Access service by calling 020 8583 6600 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also find out more about Targetted Youth Support and the Single Point of Access Service using the link to the Family Services Directory.