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York Services for Children and Young People

There are a number of services in York who are available for Children and Young People in York

Commissioned Services

There are a number of services which have been commissioned or set up specifically by services to provide support to children and young people. To find out what these services offer and how you can access support for children and families you are working with scroll down and have a look below.

Change Direction Young People’s Diversion Scheme

The newly commissioned Change Direction Young People’s Diversion scheme is now available. Change Direction is a prevention and early intervention support scheme for young people aged 10-17 in North Yorkshire, who may be committing antisocial behaviour or very low level offences, with the intention of diverting them away from the Criminal Justice System.

The Change Direction diversion scheme will engage with young people, at an early stage before criminal behaviour becomes habitual, to improve circumstances for both the young person and also the local community.  The young person will be provided with nurture and support, from a dedicated keyworker, in order to begin to address any underlying causes of future criminal behaviour. The young person’s engagement with the Change Direction scheme will be on a voluntary basis. 

The overall aims of the Change Direction scheme are to:

  • Reduce the number of young people entering the criminal justice system as a first-time entrant
  • Reduce Crime and Antisocial Behaviour incidents in localised areas of North Yorkshire and the City of York
  • Reduce re-offending by young people
  • To support young people to make positive progress against their identified needs.

The Change Direction Diversion scheme, provided by North Yorkshire Youth, will be trauma-informed and offer multiple and wide-ranging methods of engagement and intervention, which will be led by the interests of the young person.  The support offered will enable young people to work towards goals and achieve outcomes, the intensiveness of the support will be responsive to each young person’s needs.

Key components of the Change Direction scheme

  • An initial assessment of needs and strengths and the production of a tailored support plan
  • The offer of one-to-one and group work
  • Practical support and emotional trauma-informed support where required
  • Advocacy and support to access specialist services
  • The delivery of in-house interventions
  • Referral to existing commissioned services and other specialist services
  • Planned exit with an offer of peer support
  • Measurement of progress against identified needs

Community Outreach

The Change Direction scheme will also undertake community outreach engagement and will adopt some of the principles of detached youth work, in order to encourage engagement from young people within local communities.  This will be driven by local intelligence and will be informed by any key issues young people may be facing in specific areas.

The community outreach engagement work will have a particular focus on identifying young people from hard to reach groups or communities, for example from BAME or socially isolated rural communities across North Yorkshire and the City of York. As well as those young people that might not yet be known to existing keyworker services, such as the Youth Justice teams, or those who may have fallen through service gaps who are not currently working with keyworker services but may be known to NYP or the Community Safety Hubs.

Referrals to the Change Direction Diversion Scheme

Referrals are welcome from a range of agencies.

Referrals to the scheme can be made via the link below. You will be required to enter your email address and then you will be sent an email, click on the appropriate link for the Change Direction scheme.  Once submitted, the referral form will go directly to North Yorkshire Youth who will then make contact with the individual to arrange an appointment.

https://firstlive.orcuma.com/nyp

Alternatively you can request a referral form from Clare Yates, Youth Development Manager at clare@nyy.org.uk. Referrals are welcome from a range of agencies including schools/education settings, Community Safety Hubs and North Yorkshire Police.

For NYP the referral form can be found on the sub site

For further information about the Change Direction scheme contact Sally.Lynch@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

 

 

The Children’s Society Hand in Hand Project 

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The Hand in Hand service, delivered by the Children’s Society, supports children and young people, across City of York and North Yorkshire, who are affected by child sexual and criminal exploitation, or who are vulnerable to grooming. The aim is to reduce the harm and incidence of child sexual and criminal exploitation and provide support and safety for those affected by it.

The service is available to boys and girls 10-18yrs who are affected by sexual/Criminal exploitation in North Yorkshire and the City of York.

  • The service:
  • Raises awareness and develops and implements preventative strategies
  • Provides intensive individual support
  • Provides localised expertise through training and information events
  • Contributes to multi-agency district-wide work (e.g. the Multi-agency Child Exploitation Meetings (MACEM)) to identify and support victims and disrupt the organisation and facilitation of child sexual and criminal exploitation

For more information go to:

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/hand-in-hand

Referrals should be made direct to the Children’s Society:

Phone: 0113 387 6410/ 07715 122569.

Email: handinhand@childrenssociety.org.uk

For all other queries, please contact:

Zoe.Stephenson-Jones@childrenssociety.org.uk

 

Parents Against Child Exploitation (PACE)

 

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Parents Against Child Exploitation (Pace) offers a Parent Liaison Officer (PLO) support service in North Yorkshire for parents and carers of children who are, or who are at risk of being, exploited by individuals from outside of the family. This includes all the main forms of child exploitation, including child sexual exploitation (CSE) modern slavery, human trafficking and criminalisation (including county lines). The service deals with medium and high risk referrals, which can be referred into Pace by statutory and third sector agencies.

The Pace PLO works holistically with families and partner agencies using Pace’s Relational Safeguarding Model to:

  • safeguard exploited children
  • support the successful prosecution and disruption of perpetrators by providing specialist witness care
  • recognise the impact Child Exploitation has on the whole family
  • build co-productive relationships between parents and statutory agencies
  • empower parents to increase their resilience to provide long-term support for their child.

Parents also have access to additional national Pace support services, including Parent Network Days, a secure online forum and befriending scheme. These additional support services connect and support affected parents who can often feel isolated, judged and blamed for the behaviour of the perpetrators.

Pace also runs the UK’s first Level 4 Accredited Award in Child Sexual Exploitation (ACSEP) training programme and a wider national programme. This national programme covers courses in child exploitation (foundation and advanced) including child criminalisation (including county lines), sexual exploitation, modern slavery and radicalisation.

For more information go to:

www.paceuk.info

Referrals should be made direct to PACE:

Phone: 0113 240 3040 For all other queries, please contact:

leah.taylforth@paceuk.info

Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS)

 

IDAS offers Support for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Abuse.

Support is available for anyone who is a direct victim or survivor of domestic abuse perpetrated against them – this service cannot support those affected by living in a household where domestic abuse has occurred such as children of victims and/or perpetrators.

Support is available for all genders and regardless of sexual orientation.

Referrals can be made by professionals working with victims and survivors as well as self-referrals, and support is available whether they want to make a formal report to the police or not. 

Making a Referral

Referrals for victims and survivors can be made:      

All referrals will initially be reviewed by specialist domestic abuse staff in a centralised Referral Hub which will be the first point of contact with IDAS for all clients. This will ensure that everyone has access to consistent support; starting with a Hub assessment looking at risk and need, and then, where needed, referral to an appropriate follow-up support service most relevant to meet their needs. The Hub will also provide triage, immediate advice, support and safety planning as required.

For those that require further support, the Hub team will refer the client on to receive appropriate support to meet their needs, either to a locality-based IDAS team of Safe Lives Accredited (IDVA accredited) Domestic Abuse Practitioners to provide specialist 1-2-1 support; a peer support group; or to an external agency.

What help can they offer? 

  • Community engagement and Champions training       
  • Early intervention and prevention        
  • 1 to 1 emotional and practical support, including support through any police investigation and/or court proceedings·       
  • Target Hardening where necessary to help victims remain safely within their own homes       
  • Supported group work and peer support networks        
  • Onward referrals and/or liaison with other support services as appropriate.

Support Services for young people displaying abusive behaviour 

Support is available for young people aged 10 to 16 years who are demonstrating abusive behaviour towards their family members and/or within intimate relationships with other young people.

Support will also be offered to their parent/guardians.

Support is available for all genders and regardless of sexual orientation.

Referrals can be made by police officers and professionals working with young people and their families (with consent) as well as self/parent-referrals. 

Making a Referral

Referrals for young people and/or their families can continue to be made:

All referrals will initially be reviewed by specialist domestic abuse staff in a centralised Referral Hub which will be the first point of contact with IDAS for all clients. This will ensure that everyone has access to consistent support; starting with a Hub assessment looking at risk and need, and then, where needed, referral to an appropriate follow-up support service most relevant to meet their needs. The Hub will also provide triage, immediate advice, support and safety planning as required.

For those that require further support, the Hub team will refer the young person and/or their parent/guardians on to the most appropriate support package to meet their needs delivered by specially trained Young People’s Domestic Abuse Practitioners:       

  • Short-term telephone support for parents with a supporting information pack;       
  • The Respect Young People’s Programme for suitable cases of Adolescent to Parent Violence & Abuse which offers a whole family approach;· 
  • Specialist 1-2-1 programme for young perpetrators of abusive in intimate relationships with other young people; or ·     
  • Referral to an external agency.

What help can they offer?        

  • Training for partner agencies with young people and their families on domestic abuse generally, adolescent to parent violence & abuse and safety planning
  • Short-term telephone support for parent/guardians
  • Parent Information Packs providing advice on safety planning, boundary setting and behaviour management 
  • Supported group work and peer support networks for Parents
  • Respect Young People’s Programme – addressing adolescent to parent violence & abuse
  • Specialist Young Perpetrators Programme – addressing abuse within intimate relationships
  • Support for primary victims, whether family members or other young people, through onward referral into the Victims Community-based Services
  • Onward referrals and/or liaison with other support services as appropriate.

Further Information:

https://www.saferchildrenyork.org.uk/child-sexual-abuse-and-exploitation.htm 

Domestic Abuse Victims Community Based Support services – IDAS

Delivered by Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS). Support is available for anyone aged 16 and over who is a direct victim or survivor of domestic abuse. Support is available for all genders and regardless of sexual orientation. The services offer:

  • Community engagement and Champions training to raise awareness of all forms of domestic abuse
  • Early intervention and prevention advice and support
  • 1 to 1 emotional and practical support, including support through any police investigation and/or court proceedings
  • Target Hardening where necessary to help victims remain safely within their own homes
  • Supported group work and peer support networks
  • Onward referrals and/or liaison with other agencies and support services as appropriate

The overall objective of the service is to enable all victims and survivors of domestic abuse to cope with the immediate impacts of crime and recover from the harm experienced, and reach out to more people who are victims and survivors of domestic abuse through targeted community engagement to encourage an increase in self-reporting to access support. The aim is for victims and survivors to be and feel safer in their own home, and to be able to support themselves independently, or through an appropriate peer support network by the end of the provision of support.

Referrals can be made by police officers and other professionals working with victims and survivors as well as self-referrals, and support is available whether individuals want to make a formal report to the police or not:

All referrals will initially be reviewed by specialist domestic abuse staff in a centralised referral hub who will complete an initial assessment looking at risk and need, providing triage, immediate advice, support and safety planning including arranging personal or home security equipment as required. For those that require further support, the hub team will refer on to a Safe Lives Accredited (Independent Domestic Violence Adviser accredited) Domestic Abuse Practitioner to provide specialist 1 to 1 support, peer support group and/or to an external agency.

Domestic Abuse ‘Whole Family’ Approach: Support Services for children & young affected by domestic abuse – IDAS

Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS) have been commissioned to develop a ‘Whole Family Approach’ from 1st July 2021 providing support services for children & young people affected by domestic abuse in North Yorkshire and the City of York. In addition to providing tailored support directly to children, young people and their parent/s or guardian/s, IDAS will work in collaboration with University of York St. John and other key stakeholders to significantly improve the overall evidence base of actual needs of children & young people living in households where domestic abuse occurs, and identify the most effective interventions to meet these needs and inform future service development and strategic planning.

Support will be available for all families with dependent children & young people living in households where domestic abuse occurs. Support is available for all genders and regardless of sexual orientation. The services will offer:

  • Intensive 1 to 1 emotional and practical support for C&YP aged 10yrs & over
  • Referrals for parents/guardians into and ongoing liaison with IDAS victim services to ensure that support plans are co-ordinated and support the family’s common goals
  • Supported group work and peer support networks
  • Onward referrals and/or liaison with other support services as appropriate

The overall objective of the services is to enable children & young people living in households where domestic abuse occurs to cope with the immediate impacts and recover from the harm experienced. The aim is for children & young people to be and feel safer in their own home.

Referrals can be made by police officers and other professionals working with families as well as self-referrals, and support is available whether they want to make a formal report to the police or not:

All referrals will initially be reviewed by specialist lead practitioner in a centralised referral hub who will complete an initial assessment looking at risk and need, referring into or liaising with the Domestic Abuse Victims Community Based Support services before allocating to a specialist Young Person Domestic Abuse Practitioner to ensure a holistic assessment of the whole family, alongside information about any other agency involvement, so that duplication is avoided and support is coordinated for the whole family.

Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) service – IDAS

Delivered by Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS). Support is available for any victim or survivor of all forms of sexual violence or abuse, including historic child sexual abuse. Support is available for all ages and genders, regardless of sexual orientation. The service offers:

  • Immediate advice, support and safety planning if required
  • 1 to 1 emotional and practical support, including support through any police investigation and/or court proceedings
  • Support for (non-abusing) parents/guardians of young victims aged 12 years or under
  • Supported group work and peer support networks
  • Onward referrals and/or liaison with other agencies and support services as appropriate

The overall objective of the ISVA service is to enable all victims and survivors of sexual abuse, assault and rape to cope with the immediate impacts of crime and recover from the harm experienced; and reach out to more people to encourage an increase in self-reporting to get the help they need. The aim is for victims and survivors to be able to support themselves independently or through an appropriate peer support network by the end of the provision of support.

Referrals can be made by police officers, SARC or CSAAS and other professionals working with victims and survivors as well as self-referrals, and support is available whether individuals want to make a formal report to the police or not:

All referrals will initially be reviewed by specialist staff in a centralised referral hub who will complete an initial assessment looking at risk and need, providing triage, immediate advice, support and safety planning as required. For those that require further support, the hub team will refer on to a Lime Culture Accredited ISVA to provide specialist 1 to 1 support to meet their individual needs.

Domestic Abuse Accommodation Based Support services

Delivered by Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS). Support is available for high and medium risk victims and survivors aged 16 years and over who are fleeing domestic abuse; and any dependent children up to the age of 16 years. Support is available for all genders and regardless of sexual orientation. Support is available whether or not they want to make a formal report to the Police. There is no “local connection” restriction for the Service as all victims and survivors must be allowed to travel the distance needed to be safe from their abusers. The services offer:

  • Safe Haven scheme (currently in development and due to come on line late 2021) providing short-term emergency accommodation and respite opportunities for up to two months with host family’s; this will provide vital respite accommodation where other accommodation is full, and will be particularly beneficial for victims and survivors who it may not be possible to accommodate in women’s refuges, do not have access to public funds or live in rural communities
  • Safe Accommodation with tailored support for up to 1 year in a safe and secure environment either in specialist refuge or dispersed accommodation for victims and survivors, and any dependent children
  • 1 to 1 emotional and practical support including support through any police investigation and/or court proceedings
  • Specialist support for any dependent children and young people living in the accommodation including 1 to 1, group and play sessions and educational activities
  • Parenting support, advice and information including support to access local school placements
  • Support with independent living skills to assist with move on from the domestic abuse accommodation based support service
  • Support to explore suitable move on options
  • Supported group work and peer support networks
  • Resettlement support for a period of up to 3 months following move on from the accommodation including onward referrals and/or liaison with other support services as appropriate.

The overall objective of the services is to enable high and medium risk victims and survivors fleeing domestic abuse, and their families, to make informed choices about their safety, health, housing and any other identified outcome needs.

Referrals for victims and survivors fleeing domestic abuse will be accepted from:

  • National Women’s Aid Network
  • National Mankind initiative
  • Statutory and non-statutory agencies and specialist support providers
  • Self-referrals

Referrals can be made:

All referrals will initially be reviewed by specialist domestic abuse staff in a centralised Referral Hub which will be the first point of contact with IDAS for all victims and survivors fleeing domestic abuse.  This will ensure that everyone has access to consistent support; starting with a Hub assessment looking at risk and need, and then, where needed, referral to an appropriate follow-up support service most relevant to meet their needs. The Hub will also provide triage, immediate advice, support and safety planning as required.

The IDAS Hub will have access to information about accommodation availability across the county and the UK; where accommodation is required, the Hub Team will make arrangements to appropriately accommodate victims and survivors fleeing domestic abuse in accordance with their identified needs and risk - if there is a need to be accommodated in another Local Authority area for safety reasons the Hub will arrange this.

Child Sexual Assault Assessment Service (CSAAS) – Mountain Healthcare

The CSAAS provides crisis support and forensic medical services to collect any evidence for all child victims of rape or sexual assault. The PFCC for North Yorkshire and NHS England have jointly commissioned a single CSAAS for North Yorkshire. The service is delivered by Mountain Healthcare. Support is available for all children and young people aged 0 to 16 years who have disclosed sexual abuse or assault, or where it is suspected that it has happened. Older young people up to their 19th birthday may also be seen by the CSAAS if they have additional needs or it is deemed to be clinically appropriate. The service offers:

  • Immediate professional advice and support
  • Specialist 1 to 1 Crisis Support
  • Forensic Medical Examination if appropriate to collect any forensic evidence
  • Non-forensic Medical Examination if appropriate
  • Onward referrals and/or liaison with other agencies for aftercare and support services as necessary

Referrals can only be made by police officers or Social Workers; it is not a self-referral service.

Both Forensic and Non-forensic Medical Examinations will be carried out at North Yorkshire’s specialist SARC premises which will include a full detailed clinical history and examination. Young People aged 13 years or over can be seen by specialist Forensic Nurse Examiners 24/7 including Bank Holidays, however examinations are usually booked for daytime weekday hours (9-5) wherever possible. Children aged 12 years or under are seen by specialist Forensic Paediatricians at weekly clinics at North Yorkshire’s specialist SARC premises, or West Yorkshire CSAAS premises if an urgent examination is required outside these hours.

For further information about Forensic CAMHS please download the Forensic CAMHS One Minute Guide.

Child Sexual Abuse Assessment Centre (CSAAC)

CSAAC provides a service for children and young people from 0-16 years of age who have disclosed sexual assault or abuse or where it is suspected that it may have happened provide services for children and young people who have been sexually assaulted. 

When a child/young person attends the service, they will come with either a social worker or police officer and one or both of their parents/carers.

The child/young person can talk to the nurse or doctor about what has happened and they can have a check-up (an examination) to check they are ok.

The service covers York and North Yorkshire. 

There is hold a weekly clinic every Friday at Mountain Healthcare, Bridge House in York for children aged 12 years and under. Any acute cases which need to be examined before the next Friday clinic can be seen at the West Yorkshire CSAAS (0330 223 3617), including weekends and bank holidays.

Young people aged 13 years & upwards can be seen by the Mountain Healthcare Team 7-days a week at Bridge House in York. 

Making a Referral

Referrals can only be taken from Police or Children's Social Care. 

Phone: 0330 223 0099

Email: North.Yorkshire@mountainhealthcare.co.uk

Website: https://www.bridgehousesarc.org

The York Young Persons Drug and Alcohol Service – Changing Lives

 

It is important not to make assumptions about the impact on a child of parental drug and/or alcohol misuse. However, a parent's practical caring skills may be diminished by misuse of drugs and/or alcohol. Some substance misuse may give rise to mental states or behaviour that put children at risk of injury, psychological distress or neglect. Some substance misusing parents may find it difficult to give priority to the needs of their children. Finding money for drugs and/or alcohol may reduce the money available to the household to meet basic needs or may draw families into criminal activities. 

York Young Person’s Drug and Alcohol Team offer support for young people in the community or a school, at a mutually convenient place and time. Approach is flexible and based upon reducing the harm drugs & alcohol can cause. Referrals can be made by the Young People themselves, by family, friends and other professionals. The only requirement is that the young person is aware the referral is being made and they are willing to meet. All aspects of our service is free to access. 

Support may include: 

  • 1:1 support for under 18s using substances or for under 18s affected by someone else’s substance use
  • 1:1 support for those 18-21 using substances to support the transition to adult services
  • Drug & Alcohol Education to Schools, Colleges & University
  • Free Professionals drug & Alcohol awareness training 

Making a Referral

Please complete the Young People’s Substance Misuse Referral Form and email completed forms to york@changing-lives.org.uk  or the secure email  blossomstreet.admin@changinglives.cjsm.net

Changing Lives also offer a drug and alcohol dependency service for adults: 

https://www.changing-lives.org.uk/services/drug-alcohol/

You may find the attached leaflet describing the service useful and also the attached document which shows 8 key areas which the service focuses on to support young people affected by parental substance misuse.

Supporting Victims in North Yorkshire

Supporting Victims is a telephone based service providing support for anyone affected by crime in North Yorkshire, whether reported to the police or not. This includes victims, bereaved relatives, those under 18 with consent, parents or guardians of victims under 18 and members of staff where a business has been a victim of crime.

Individuals can self-refer to Supporting Victims and agencies can make direct referrals:

Supporting Victims is also the Independent Reporting route for victims of hate crime (whether reported to the police or not): www.supportingvictims.org/advice/i-or-someone-i-know-is-experiencing-personal-abuse/

Victims will be asked a few questions to find out how they have been affected by the crime and to identify the support that can be provided. This includes immediate practical and emotional support over the phone; onward referral into specialist services, including those commissioned by the PFCC; and signposting to other support organisations as appropriate. Supporting Victims staff are trained and experienced in helping victims understand what has happened and supporting them to cope with the immediate impact and recover from the harm experienced

Independent Victim Adviser (IVA) service – Victim Support

The IVA service is provided by Victims Support. It provides face to face support in the community for victims of serious crime, vulnerable, persistently targeted and young victims (excluding sexual or domestic) whether or not they have made a report to North Yorkshire Police. The service provides a range of practical and/or emotional support for victims of in order to help them to cope and recover.

Referrals are made via the Supporting Victims team (details above).

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic Victim Support have made their free live chat support service available 24/7: https://livechat.victimsupport.org.uk/newchat/chat.aspx?domain=www.victimsupport.org.uk&timestamp=1610457062608

Alternatively, individuals can create a free account on My Support Space - an online resource containing interactive guides to help manage the impact that crime has had: My Support Space My Support Space

Counselling service – Survive and Community Counselling

An all age, counselling and talking therapy service to support victims of crime to cope and recover. The service aims to enable victims to either support themselves independently or be supported through an appropriate peer support network by the end of provision.

Community Counselling deliver adult (aged 18 and over) services in Scarborough and Ryedale as well as a countywide service for young people (aged 17 and under).

Survive deliver adult services in Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, York and Selby.

Referrals are made via the Supporting Victims team (details above).

Adult Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse service - +Choices

Delivered by Foundation UK. Support is available for anyone aged 16 years and over who is a low risk perpetrator of domestic abuse, including repeat offenders and parent to adolescent violence, who wish to voluntarily address their abusive behaviour. Support is available for all genders and regardless of sexual orientation. The service offers:

  • Triage and emergency, temporary (up to 7 nights) accommodation where required
  • 1 to 1 motivational interventions to support perpetrators to recognise and acknowledge their abuse behaviour
  • Tailored Perpetrator Programmes, including both 1 to 1 and group delivery options
  • Support to address wider needs such as housing, finance, substance misuse and mental health through onward referrals and/or liaison with other agencies and support services as appropriate

The overall objective of the service is to enable individuals, regardless of gender, who are engaged in abusive behaviour towards their current or former intimate partners, or immediate family members, the opportunity to recognise, acknowledge and change that behaviour. The aim is to prevent the abusive behaviour escalating and/or reduce the risk posed to, whilst increasing the safety of, victims and their children.

Referrals can be made by police officers and other professionals working with perpetrators, their families or victims (with consent) as well as self-referrals:

01904 557 491 (York & Selby)

01423 500 905 (Harrogate & Craven)

01723 361 100 (Scarborough, Ryedale, Hambleton & Richmond)

  • Emergency Out of Hours only: 0300 30 30 911

All referrals will be initially assessed by a Specialist Project Officer, who will review all relevant information regarding risk to complete an initial risk assessment including assessing the perpetrator’s suitability for the programme, identification of their most immediate needs and any immediate action needed to safeguard their victim from further harm. Some perpetrators may require emergency accommodation as they have been removed from their home due to the risk they pose to their victim and/or family. Temporary accommodation will be provided for up to 7 nights with support to report to their local housing office the next working day where longer term accommodation is required. Once any immediate needs have been addressed, perpetrators will be allocated to a Specialist Support Worker and a full needs and risk assessment will be undertaken with them to identify the most suitable support to address their needs and guide them through the various stages of behaviour change.

Support Services for Young People Displaying Abusive Behaviour – Respect

Delivered by Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS). Support is available for young people aged 10 to 16 years who are demonstrating abusive behaviour towards their family members and/or within intimate relationships with other young people. Support will also be offered to their parent/guardians. Support is available for all genders and regardless of sexual orientation. The services offer:

  • Short-term telephone support for parent/guardians with supporting Parent Information Packs providing advice on safety planning, boundary setting and behaviour management
  • Respect Young People’s Programme which uses a ‘whole family’ approach to address adolescent to parent violence and abuse
  • Specialist Young Perpetrators Programme which uses a tailored 1 to 1 approach with older young people using abusive behaviours within intimate relationships with other young people
  • Onward referrals and/or liaison with other support services as appropriate.

The overall objective of services is to enable young people who are starting to show signs of or demonstrating abusive behaviour within intimate relationships and/or the family setting to recognise this and help them to change their behaviour and re-build their relationships with their intimate partner, parent/s, guardian/s and/or siblings. The aim is to prevent the abusive behaviour escalating and/or reduce the risk posed by the young people to their intimate partner, parent/s, guardian/s and/or siblings.

Referrals can be made by police officers and other professionals working with young people and their families (with consent) as well as self/parent-referrals:

All referrals will initially be reviewed by specialist domestic abuse staff in a centralised referral hub who will complete an initial assessment looking at risk and need, providing triage, immediate advice, support and safety planning. For those that require further support, the hub team will refer on to a specially trained Young People’s Domestic Abuse Practitioner to provide the most appropriate support package to meet their needs.

 

Commissioned services - Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner North Yorkshire

The commissioned services available are all listed above but if you would like to download all this information please see below two useful summaries providing all this information:

PFCC Commissioned Services Overview

DA Joint Commissioned Services Overview

NSPCC York Services

Do you know what services are delivered in York for children and young people and mums to be?  Please see the attached leaflet with further information.

York Services

The Family Information Services holds a directory of all other services for Children and Young People in York.  Please click on this link to find out more.