Skip to main content
Enable Recite

Targeted Services for Young People

Targeted Services for Young People

Targeted Services are part of the City Council and consists of the Youth Offending Service, Targeted Youth Support and the Protect Team. The service has both statutory and voluntary teams working with children, young people and their families from age 10 – 17 (24 for young people with additional needs). It is a multi-agency service, drawing on skills from the public and voluntary sectors.  It has workers from the local authority, health, Addaction, education, Career Connexions, National Probation Service, as well as links to local agencies and voluntary organisations.

The Youth Offending Service is made up of a prevention team, court team, interventions team, community orders team and reducing custody team. The prevention team will work with young people on a voluntary basis who are showing indicators of becoming involved in criminality. Referral is from professionals or meetings such as the LIT.

The Protect Team work with young people who have either been missing or have indicators of exploitation. Referral is from the police, Children’s Services or the MACE (multi-agency criminal exploitation discussion/meetings).

Targeted Support is a team of targeted youth workers. Involvement is on a voluntary basis and can cover:

  • Young people who are NEET
  • Young people who are looked after
  • Disabled young people (up to the age of 24)
  • Young people who are struggling with their emotional health and well-being
  • Young people coming from new communities
  • Girls groups

Referral is from professionals for young people who are not in mainstream provision and/or have additional support needs.

The referral form is on the right hand side of this page, it must be sent by secure email to

For an informal conversation or for any queries then please contact the duty manager on 233 0693.

Targeted Services for Young People also supports the universal offer of play and youth provision across the city in various venues – see individual organisations and the Beat Boredom website

Local Offer

Have your say