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 to make a referral

If you are requesting an early help assessment (EHA) or targeted youth support as part of an EHA contact 0116 454 1004.  Following this telephone call, you will need to complete a Multi Agency Referral Form (MARF).

The young person must:

  • be aged 13 to 19 (or up to 25 if they have special educational needs and disabilities)
  • live in Leicester
  • consent to the referral

What happens next?

If you have submitted a referral for target youth support as part of an EHA, a youth worker will contact you. 

If you have submitted a referral for an EHA, your referral will be sent to the Early Help Partnership Allocations Hub for allocation to an agency to take on the role of Lead Practitioner.

Further support

If you are unable to complete the MARF online, please request a copy of the MARF in an alternative format by contacting the Early Help Queries team on 0116 454 1694 or email early-help-queries@leicester.gov.uk.  Please note, if you are completing the MARF in an alternative format you will need to send this securely to early-help@leicester.gov.uk.