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Brighton & Hove City Council Youth Service September 2012 YS01 Youth Service Overview Purpose The BHCC Youth Service will provide targeted support to young people aged 13 to 19 (up to 25 with SEN) at level 1 (low to vulnerable need) and level 2 (vulnerable to complex) as per the Supporting Families guidelines. Based on the facts The service is built according to: Needs of clients and positive outcomes Children & Families budget allocations Other services - e.g. voluntary sector provision and special projects funded by other budgets Outcomes focus Delivery is focused on the following core outcomes: Resilience amongst young people will be improved Young people, families and community stability will be improved Delivery supports the following outcomes: Transitions for young people will be improved Citizenship amongst young people will be increased Constructive use of leisure time will be increased Referral pathway Referrals will come in from both internal and external sources. That includes the social care pathway to CAF cases. All referrals need to go through the allocations process so they can be monitored.* All cases will be assessed to ascertain the young persons need and to assist in prioritising multiple needs. This includes recording both sexual health and substance misuse screening. ( *see Youth Service 1:1 Support Programme doc) Continuum of support Open access - delivery of activities which prevent, or assist early identification of, problems; working closely with targeted services Targeted Services - early interventions for young people identified as facing multiple difficulties. Delivered in a range of settings from street based, youth centre to school; working closely with open access and specialist services Specialist Services – Supporting transitions in and out of specialist services i.e. CAF pathway Continuum of support Open Access / Targeted The framework will involve targeted delivery taking place in open access settings in co production with young people and other providers. Measurement of impact will be on improved outcomes for young people. Joint delivery The BHCC Children & Families Delivery Unit vision is to deliver services via locality working. The model will ensure a delivery framework which allows scope for innovative working and dovetails into commissioned provision across sectors.