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Targeted Youth Support Service

We want all young people to fulfil their potential, to be safe, resilient and have strong families that support them through their teenage years.

Our Targeted Youth Support Service brings together a range of agencies who work together to help young people who are taking risks or experiencing difficulties get back on the right path. Support may be needed at any point in a person’s life and families may need help in making positive changes. Through early help or the early identification of an issue, we can offer a range of support to prevent problems from getting worse.

The service supports children and young people from 8-19 (and those up to 25 with additional needs) and is made up of staff from Barnsley Council, NHS, Lifeline, South Yorkshire Police and the Probation Service, working together to support young people to make a positive transition into adulthood.

What support is available?

Services and support are provided by the Early Intervention and Prevention team or the Youth Justice service, depending on the issues and needs.  

Support could include:

  • Health and emotional support eg confidence building, self-esteem, anger management
  • Risk taking behaviour including sex, drugs and alcohol
  • Sexual health advice, contraception and STI screening
  • Promoting positive relationships
  • Diversion from crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Staying safe - including internet and social media safety
  • Support to encourage volunteering and active citizenship
  • Signposting to find work, education and training opportunities

Who to contact

Contact Name
Julie Hammerton
Telephone

Where to go

Address
Gateway Plaza
Sackville Street
Barnsley
Postcode
S70 2RD
Last updated on 22/10/2020
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