All of the work of Local Area Teams fits into one or more of the "building blocks" shown below.
What does the new offer mean?
The sections below provide a short summary of what the new offer from Local Area Teams will mean for different groups.
Children and young people
- Good quality information and signposting available to all children and young people on any aspect of life.
- Information will cover things to do, places to go and people who can help.
- Information and signposting provided online, by phone, by email, in communities and for young people through the city centre location.
- A range of positive activities and things to do throughout York (delivered by a range of partners).
- A city centre drop providing more in depth support on key areas around information, access to support, employment, mental health and becoming an independent adult (delivered alongside partners).
- Helping young people to have a voice and an individual say in their lives and in the shape of the city.
- People who work with young people have the right skills and can provide support that the young person feels makes sense and joins up.
Parents and carers
- Good quality information and signposting available to all parents and carers on any aspect of family life.
- Information and signposting provided online, by phone, by email and in communities.
- A range of supportive groups and services at key stages of family life (pregnancy and pre-school, primary school, secondary school, moving into adult life).
- Access to more in depth support at times when families need more. This could be around parenting, housing, domestic abuse, mental health, substance misuse etc.
- Access to information and support at locations across York.
- Support for families to have a voice and not have to tell their story too many times; they feel services are joined up.
- Families feel their early help offer leaves them in a stronger place at home and in their community.
- Bring all agencies together to problem solve, identify barriers to progress and improve integrated working.
- Identify the needs of local areas and build capacity to address those needs (e.g. training, commissioning etc).
- Work to ensure proportionate interventions are available from a range of sources which match local need.
- Provide support to lead practitioners through:
- Good quality information on options at an early help level.
- A whole picture view of a child's world (information on history, service involvement etc).
- A dedicated, named contact to work alongside lead practitioners.
- More support where families have higher levels of need. E.g. drawing together partners on barriers to progress, brokering support, supporting delivery of assessments.
- Where needed, direct work with children, young people and families from 1:1, one-off or group based to whole family approaches.
PLEASE NOTE - Local Area Teams are currently in development. If you have a concern about a child or young person please follow the existing process.