Targeted Youth Support Service Wakefield
The Targeted Youth Support (TYS) Service is co-ordinated by Wakefield Council’s Youth Development Support Service (YDSS) and will be delivered by YDSS in partnership with the Commissioned Provider/s.
Contract for the Provision of Targeted Youth Support Service
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council’s Family Services Directorate wishes to invite tenders for the provision of the following service for children and young people from suitably qualified and experienced organisations. The Targeted Youth Support (TYS) Service is co-ordinated by Wakefield Council’s Youth Development Support Service (YDSS) and will be delivered by YDSS in partnership with the Commissioned Provider/s. The TYS Service will provide tailored packages of interventions, access to personal development activities and mentoring, to families with children and young people aged 5 to 17 years (inclusive) who reside in the Wakefield District and who are identified as vulnerable to or experiencing: • Young people’s substance misuse (YPSM); • Parental substance misuse; • Teenage conception; • Not being in education, employment or training (NEET); • Youth offending or engagement in anti-social behaviour; • Mental ill-health; and/or • Vulnerable to being taken into Local Authority care. The TYS Service delivers against the following outcomes: • Reductions and de-escalation of children and Young People that are subject to Child Protection procedures, Child in Need Procedures and Common Assessment Framework (CAF) procedures. • Reduction in young people’s substance misuse; • Reduction in young people’s offending, re-offending and/or engagement in anti-social behaviour; • Reduction in under 18’s conception rate; • Reduction in 16-18 year olds who are not in education, employment or training. The TYS Service will work with families who may not meet traditional thresholds for statutory or specialist services, but who, without help, are at risk of further problems, such as young people’s substance misuse, youth offending and anti-social behaviour, teenage pregnancy, becoming NEET and experiencing poor health outcomes. The TYS Service will also work with families who have previously been involved with statutory and specialist services and who require continued support in their transition back into targeted / universal provision.
Up to a further 2 years subject to annual review and available funding
Response Required By
Fri 25 May 2012 at 12:00
Nature of Contract
Contract Start Date
Thu 01 November 2012
Contract End Date
Contract Duration (months)
For further information please contact:
Andrew Simpson (Wakefield Metropolitan District Council)
Townhall Wood Street Wakefield