Integrated Youth Support Service

The Integrated Youth Support Service (IYSS) incorporates the following teams:

  • Youth Offending Service
  • Connexions team
  • Targeted Youth Support team
  • Young Persons Drug & Alcohol Team
  • Teenage Pregnancy
  • Community Engagement
  • Streets Ahead

Contact Number 01702 534300

Southend Youth Offending Service

Southend Youth Offending Service aims to prevent offending and re-offending.

We work with children and young people at risk of offending and those receiving a Reprimand, Final Warning or Court Order.

We offer an extensive range of projects designed to meet the ever-changing needs of local children and young people and their families.

We also work in partnership with Neighbourhood Policing Teams to deliver street based outreach offering young people viable and attractive alternatives to anti social and criminal behaviour.

Contact Number 01702 534300

Connexions

Connexions offer advice and guidance on career choices, training and support in finding employment for young people up to 19.

The service works in partnership with schools, colleges and training providers to ensure the best support is available.

Connexions Personal Advisers also offer one to one support to help young people overcome any barriers that are preventing them moving into learning, training or work.

Contact Number 01702 534300

Targeted Youth Support

Focuses on providing both outreach and centre based activities for those hard to reach and vulnerable young people including dedicated provision for Young Carers and children with disabilities.

Contact Number 01702 534300

Teenage Pregnancy

We offer advice and support to girls aged 18 and under who are pregnant or helping young parents to remain in education, training or employment.

We work with services such as young mums groups; BUMPS ante natal groups, Family Nurse Partnership, cooking4life, parenting programmes, children’s centres and offer contraception advice for the future.

Contact Number 01702 534300

For more information please see the following pages and websites:

Young Person’s Drug and Alcohol Team (YPDAT)

We provide drug and alcohol treatment services for under 21s in Southend.

The service provides help for all types of substance use.

Appointments are made within five working days and young people can be seen within the environment which bests suits their needs i.e., home, school, youth centre.

Parent or carer support is also available.

Contact Number 01702 534300

ypdat@southend.gov.uk

Streets Ahead

Streets Ahead are a team of experienced professionals who can help you and your family beat some of the long standing and difficult challenges that you may be facing in everyday life.

We know that every family is different but many face issues that make them feel they are trapped in a difficult situation. Problems could include;

  • Trouble with the Police
  • Children not going to school
  • Finding it hard to get a job
  • Not coping, getting anxious or depressed
  • Health problems
  • Difficult or abusive relationships

Many families tell us they know they need help but struggle to find the right help and as much as they try to break away from these problems it can be hard to see a positive future. So we listen carefully to what you and your family say and agree with you what needs to happen to put you back on the right track.

We believe that real and positive change can only happen by working with the whole family. We will help you, your children and others in the family to;

  • Decide what you and your family want for the future
  • Discover what you and your children can actually do to make things better
  • Make the right choices and changes
  • Make the most of the potential that you know your family has

A dedicated worker will work with you and your family for as long as it takes. They will be with you every step of the way with advice, guidance, motivation and support and often they will challenge you too.

Our one to one support will; 

  • Build your confidence
  • Help you to see the potential that your family have and raise your aspirations
  • Help re-build family relationships
  • Develop your parenting skills
  • Support your children to stay out of trouble and stay in school
  • Guide you to skills training so that you can take the right steps at the right pace into work

We know that by making small changes at first your family can become stronger and more able to cope with the problems that life can throw at you. We can be the difference that you are looking for.

For further information about being support by Streets Ahead please contact us at streetsahead@southend.gov.uk or call 01702 534300

Data Protection: We will need to collect data/information about you and your family from a variety of sources to see if you qualify for support. This will be done before we start working with you and at various stages throughout our intervention with you. Please click the link below to see what data we collect and why.

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Page last updated: 17/05/2017