Targeted youth support

Targeted Youth Support aims to respond better to your needs, particularly when you need extra support in your life.

Further information

Some things that targeted youth support can help with

  • Staying in school or college.
  • Getting or keeping a job or training.
  • Keeping out of trouble and turning your life around for the better.
  • Exploring alternative ways of doing things with fewer negative consequences.
  • Turning an ambition or talent into an achievement that you can build on.
  • Building your confidence, increasing your motivation and giving you a sense of purpose.
  • Staying in control and recognising risky and unsafe situations/behaviour.

How does it work?

Once the targeted youth support team has received your referral, a youth worker will contact you and arrange to meet with you either at your home, at school, at a youth centre, or somewhere you feel comfortable. The youth worker will ask you to sign a consent form, and will the do an assessment to find out your needs. After this, you'll agree an action plan together, based on your assessment. You'll have meetings with your youth worker once a week to give you support and help you stick to your action plan. 

How are young people referred?

A parent, carer or a lead practitioner can request support by completing the ‘Request for Targeted Early Help Support and assessment’ form below. Ensure that you tick the ‘Single Agency Response: Targeted Youth/Family Support/Child Early Learning’ box at the top of the form. 

The young person must:

  • be aged 13 to 19 (or up to 24 if they have special educational needs);
  • live in Leicester;
  • consent to the referral.

The completed request form should be emailed to:

early-help@leicester.gov.uk.

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