Targeted Youth Support (TYS) focuses on providing early help to young people aged 10 to 21 years old (12-21 for youth counselling), who require additional support to enable them to make informed choices and maintain positive pathways. It is made up of the following service areas that provide interlinking support:
TYS works in youth centres, schools, family homes, community buildings and youth hubs in Islington. It also delivers work on the streets, in parks and on estates through detached and outreach work and two mobile units - the Y Trucks.
Young people may receive an Out of Court Disposal: triage, youth caution or youth conditional caution.
TYS staff assess and provide intervention plans, which enable young people to comply with the terms of their orders, reduce the risk of re-offending, understand the seriousness and consequences of their offending and make amends through direct or indirect reparation.
TYS support services aim to help young people and their families participate in their intervention plans and may include:
TYS Youth Counselling Service leaflet (PDF)
The following clinicians can refer to this service:
Referral methods: Email
A referral form can be found in ISL EMIS under
ISL global documents > Paediatric > Islington's Children Services - Request for service form
e: firstname.lastname@example.org using your NHS.net email account.
Please note: From 30 September 2019, it has been possible for GPs to refer all social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) referrals in children and young people (CYP) to a central point of access that sits within the Children’s Services Contact Team at Islington Council. All referrals to this SEMH service will first receive safeguarding screening by Children's Services Contact Team. The multi-agency intake team will find the most appropriate service for the CYP, including TYS.
Young people/families can refer themselves
t: 020 7527 7400