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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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York's Mental Health Strategy 2018 - 2023

All Age Mental Health Strategy for every single resident of York to enjoy the best possible emotional and mental health and wellbeing throughout the course of their life. 

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Children's Centres Room Bookings

Rooms can be booked in York Children's Centre. Please complete the online form or contact the relevant person.


Training and Development

Training and development opportunities for the children,  young people and families workforce.

Safer Children York Partnership

Safer Children York Partnership (CYSCP) is a multi-agency forum working together to protect children and young people In York.

MASH and Early Help

Support for practitioners to work together to improve outcomes for children and young people.

Early Years and Childcare Service

Information for Early Years and childcare practitioners including access to the Provider Portal and job vacancies.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Healthy Child Service, Bullying and School Wellbeing Service

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.

School Wellbeing Service

The School Wellbeing Service (SWS) is a school based early intervention mental health (MH) support service. It is jointly funded by Health, Local Authority and Schools. 

Careers working with Children, Young People and Families

Working with children, young people and families is very rewarded. View the latest job vacancies.

Supporting Children and Families

Information how York Family Information Service supports practitioners working with children and families in York.

Supporting Young People

Information how the Information Service for Young People supports practitioners working with young people in York.

NSPCC's Look Say Sing Play

Information for practitioners. We'd love health and childcare professionals to be part of this!