Schools and a wide range of other agencies provide services to meet the various needs of young people. These include the Youth Offending Service, Youth Service, Young People’s Substance Misuse Service (ru-ok?) and the Youth Information Advice and Counselling Service.
A significant development has been the extension of the work under the government’s ‘Troubled Families’ programme. Work in this area has been expanded locally through the Stronger Families, Stronger Communities initiative and is led by the Integrated Team for Families.
The Early Help Strategy has been developed to ensure that the needs of vulnerable young people are identified in a consistent way and responses co-ordinated so that these needs are addressed at an early stage before problems become more entrenched or escalate.