Targeted Youth Support (Cumbria County Council)

Early Help in Cumbria develops resilience and independence of families, by supporting them to build on their strengths and encourages them to identify their own solutions and take responsibility for their future.

Cumbria County Council - Targeted Youth Support contribute to the Early Help Strategy 2017-2021 and Vision by delivering a proportionate response to address the needs of the whole family. This response is delivered under 3 key headings:

KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER AND ABLE TO MAINTAIN CHANGE (Age 8+) 

  • Co-ordinate/Lead Professional - Initiate and co-ordinate complex Early Help cases

  • Co-ordinate/Lead Professional - Step down to Early Help from Child in Need 

  • Co-ordinate/ Lead Professional - Transfer co-ordination of complex Early Help cases to TYS through the Early Help and Family Support Panels 

  • Key Worker - Edge of Care Outreach Support for open Child in Need cases 

  • Joint C&F Assessment/screening with Social Workers for those on the threshold of Child in Need and Early Help

  • Contribute to Channel Panels for radicalised young people 

SUPPORTED FAMILIES ABLE TO ACHIEVE OUTCOMES (Age 11+)

  • Co-ordinate Early Help cases

  • Initiate and co-ordinate Early Help cases as a result of a return to home interview 

  • Key Worker - Involvement in Team Around the Family (TAF) led by other agencies. A clear role for TYS is identified at the outset and involvement is time limited

RESILIENT FAMILIES ABLE TO HELP THEMSELVES (Age 11+) 

  • Return to home interviews  (non-statutory)

  • Step down support and signposting for young people moving from Early Help  to universal

  • Youth participation, youth voice and youth democracy

  • TYS Fire and Rescue Fire Cadets and Young Firefighters

  • Contribute to a targeted universal group work offer for Schools

  • Youth Sector Infrastructure Support contract creating a supportive, professional, targeted universal, and community environment to reduce re-referrals

For more information or to request support, email youth.support@cumbria.gov.uk

 

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