Integrated Youth Support Service (IYSS)

IYSS is made up of the following teams:

  • Youth Offending Service
  • Connexions team
  • Targeted Youth Support team
  • Teenage Pregnancy
  • Community Engagement
  • Streets Ahead

Telephone No. 01702 534300

Southend Youth Offending Service

We aim to prevent offending and re-offending.

We work with children and young people at risk of offending and those receiving a:

  • reprimand
  • final warning
  • court order

We offer an large range of projects designed to meet the ever-changing needs of:

  • local children
  • young people
  • their families

We also work in partnership with the neighborhood police teams to deliver street based outreach. This offers young people viable and attractive alternatives to anti-social and criminal behavior.

Telephone No. 01702 534300


The team 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.

Their 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.

Telephone No. 01702 534300



Targeted Youth Support

Focuses on providing both outreach and centre based activities for those hard to reach and vulnerable young people. It includes dedicated provision for young carers and children with disabilities.

Telephone No. 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
  • employment.

We work with services such as:

  • young mums groups;
  • BUMPS ante natal groups
  • Family Nurse Partnership
  • cooking4life
  • parenting programmes
  • children’s centres
  • offering contraception advice for the future

Telephone No. 01702 534300

For more information see the link below:

Streets Ahead

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. 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 says 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
  • support

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 supported by Streets Ahead please email us at 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 dealings with you.

Related Information

Contact Children and Families

Telephone: 01702 215000

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