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Welcome to Yor-OK Workforce

This part of the website is for anyone who works with children, families and young people, no matter what your role. The Workforce area provides information on the different services and support and training opportunities in York to support all practitioners who work with children, families and young people.

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Information for families, children and young people

If you are searching for information and support services for families, children or young people, contact the Information Service - York Family Information Service and Information Service for Young People on 01904 554444 or email:

Safer Children York Partnership 2021

Safer Children York

How to report if you are worried or concerned about a child or young person. A multi-agency forum working together to protect children and young people In York.

The Children and Young People's Plan

York’s Strategic Plan for Children, Young People and their Families.


Early Help and Local Area Teams

Early Help aims to support practitioners to work together to improve outcomes for children and young people. Find out more about how the Local Area Teams and information, tools and resources that can help you.

Safer Children York

The City of York's Safeguarding Children Partnership (CYSCP) is a multi-agency forum working together to protect children and young people In York. Find out what to do and who to contact if you are worried about a child or young person.

Healthy Child Service

The Healthy Child Service incorporates York's Health Visiting Service and School Nurse Service. We work with families, young people and children to help them achieve the best possible start in life and reach their full potential.

Children and Young People's Voice

If you provide a service and want to get people involved, it can be hard to know where to start. This section includes guides on best practice, factsheets to show different ways of carrying out consultation, using social networking sites and lots more.

Children and Young People in Care

The priorities in the Children and Young People in Care Strategy are drawn from what our children and young people in care have told us is important to them.

Disability and Additional Needs

Information on local and national policy guidance, SEND storyboards which have been developed as part of the information developed for the workforce, training and development opportunities.

Early Years and Childcare Service

This section holds lots of useful information for practitioners looking for information about the early years and childcare service.

Workforce Development Unit

WDU provides learning and development opportunities to individuals and organisations who provide care, support or services to adults and children in York. Log in or create an account to find out what courses are available.

York Learning

York's local adult education provider.  York Learning run skills courses in English, maths and computing, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) as well as apprenticeships and a variety of projects to support people into employment.  Many of the skills courses are free.

Search for Services and Childcare

Search for services to support children, young people and families.