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Services in North Yorkshire

There are a number of services in North Yorkshire who are commissioned or set up specifically by services to provide support to children and young people. To find out what these services offer and how you can access support for children and families you are working with scroll down and have a look below.

A free, confidential health and wellbeing service for children and young people in North Yorkshire who need support with issues related to drugs, alcohol, mental health and / or sexual health.

Compass REACH are a small team of qualified nurses and practitioners who support young people aged 9 to 19 (or up to 25 years old if you have special educational needs or disabilities) to lead happier, healthier lives.

The service is free, confidential and voluntary – plus they’ll meet young people somewhere that they feel comfortable and safe.

How the service can help:
Compass REACH can offer face-to-face support for any of the following reasons:
…because drugs and / or alcohol have become a pretty big problem and are starting to impact on daily life so a young person wants some help in sorting it out.
…because a young person is starting to struggle with aspects of their emotional wellbeing, also known as ‘mental health’, and want some help to stop it getting worse.
…because a young person needs access to contraception, are having unsafe sex, are currently in an unhealthy relationship, or they feel pressured into having sex either by a partner or peer. Compass Reach can help with all these things

The support Compass REACH offer involves meeting face-to-face, they use ‘talking therapies’ (sometimes called ‘therapeutic interventions’) designed to help young people cope and understand their issues in a way that’s as unique as they are. Compass REACH can also suggest useful strategies as to how family members and others close to a young person might be able to support them at home, but this is something they would talk to a young person about first.

What Compass REACH can support a young person with:
– Emotional wellbeing and mental health
– Substance misuse, including alcohol and drugs
– Blood borne virus (BBV) screening and vaccinations
– Pregnancy testing and guidance
– Chlamydia screening
– Condom distribution
– Signposting to other services for further support
– Emergency hormonal contraception prescribing (Levonelle)
– Sexual risk-taking behaviours

How a Young Person can access the service:
A professional can speak to someone from Compass REACH by ringing on 01609 777 662 or on their freephone number 0800 008 7452. You’ll be asked a few questions to get started, then one of Compass REACH nurses will call you back to make sure they are the right people to help.

Compass REACH operate an open referral system which means that as well as taking self-referrals they can also take referrals from parents and carers. Professionals are also welcome to refer but are asked to complete a referral form, however, Compass REACH think it’s good to have a chat first so they encourage people to ring to talk over their concerns before completing a referral form.

Opening Times:
Most of the appointments Compass REACH offer tend to be between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Thursday, and 9:00am and 4:30pm Fridays – but if these times don’t suit a young person, just let them know and they’ll see if they can arrange something at a time that’s more convenient to you. Compass REACH are not open on weekends or bank holidays.

To find out more information visit Compass REACH website here

Compass Phoenix supports children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health:

They offer one-to-one or group work support for children and young people aged 9-19 (and up to 25 for those with special educational needs or disabilities) who live in North Yorkshire who have been screened as having mild to moderate emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties.

Compass Phoenix’s team of experienced and dedicated practitioners conduct a comprehensive assessment, create a collaboratively agreed SMART care plan and deliver up to six tailored sessions with a child or young person.

Their training and consultation workers deliver free emotional wellbeing and mental health training to schools and colleges. Their popular BUZZbite webinars have been rebranded as ‘Phoenix Features’, and the following new training packages will be available from the autumn term:

Establishing a School Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Policy
Introducing Emotional Wellbeing Measurement Tools
Managing School Refusal
Supporting Children & Young People to Regulate their Emotions & Conduct
Supporting Children and Young People to Cope with Stress & Anxiety

Compass Phoenix also be offer:

• Pupil Wellbeing Champions Package
• Student wellbeing Champions Package
• School Staff Wellbeing Training

Compass Phoenix’s training and consultation workers offer professional consultation to colleagues working in education settings, providing advice, guidance, resources, and signposting in relation to pupil and students emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Finally, BUZZ US, the confidential text messaging service will continue to operate – young people aged 11-18 can text 07520 631 168 for confidential advice, support, and signposting.


Young Carers’ Service

To find what support is available, contact of the carers’ centres and carers’ resources in North Yorkshire below:

The Hambleton and Richmondshire carers’ centre supports adult and young carers from the age of five upwards. They provide free and confidential support, information, advice and opportunities to meet with other carers through structured activities, peer support groups, drop-in groups and a holiday activity programme. The experienced team offers a personal and friendly service that helps all carers to improve their lives, and the lives of those they care for.

2 Omega Business Village
Thurston Road
Northallerton
North Yorkshire
DL6 2NJ
Email: info@hrcarers.org.uk
Website: www.hrcarers.org.uk
Telephone: 01609 780872
Fax: 01609 788489

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Scarborough and Ryedale carers’ resource is made up of a team of experienced, professional and friendly staff providing practical and emotional support to all carers in the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale areas. Their stated purpose is to make the difference in ensuring that carers are recognised, empowered and supported.

96 High Street
Snainton
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO13 9AJ
Email: staff@carersresource.net
Website: www.carersresource.net
Telephone: 01723 850155 (24-hour answer phone)

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Selby Action for Children has been commissioned by North Yorkshire County Council to deliver a service which will support young carers and their families in Selby. The charity is responsible for identifying and responding to the needs of young carers across the area. Action for Children aims to help young carers by safeguarding their health and wellbeing, supporting them with education, training and employment and increasing their access to leisure, cultural and social opportunities.

Email: NE.YC@actionforchildren.org.uk
Website: www.actionforchildren.org.uk

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm.

They also work flexible hours due to the nature of the service, including some evenings and weekends.

Harrogate & Craven Action for Children has been commissioned by North Yorkshire County Council to deliver a new service which will support young carers and their families in Harrogate and Craven. The charity is responsible for identifying and responding to the needs of young carers across the area. Action for Children aims to help young carers by safeguarding their health and wellbeing, supporting them with education, training and employment and increasing their access to leisure, cultural and social opportunities.

Email: NE.YC@actionforchildren.org.uk
Website: www.actionforchildren.org.uk

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm.

They also work flexible hours due to the nature of the service, including some evenings and weekends.


North Yorkshire Police School Liaison Team

North Yorkshire Police School Liaison Team focus is to prevent the criminalisation of young people and provide early intervention and support. The team are all PSHE accredited and work closely with schools, education settings, youth groups, partner agencies and local policing teams.

They cover a wide range of subjects, with an aim to prevent young people engaging in risk taking behaviour and reduce the number of young people entering the youth justice system and reduce re-offending. They can assist with the following topics:

  • Bullying / Hate Crime
  • Crime / Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Diversity / LGBT
  • Drugs / County Lines
  • Online Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Violence
  • Wellbeing & Relationships

For further information please contact your local School Liaison Officer:


Summary of support services commissioned by NYPFCC

Services for Victims


Supporting Victims is a telephone based service providing support for anyone affected by crime in North Yorkshire, whether reported to the police or not. This includes victims, bereaved relatives, those under 18 with consent, parents or guardians of victims under 18 and members of staff where a business has been a victim of crime.
 
Individuals can self-refer to Supporting Victims and agencies can make direct referrals:
·         Website: www.supportingvictims.org
·         Email for victims: help@supportingvictims.org
·         Secure email for agencies: supportingvictims@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk
 
Supporting Victims is also the Independent Reporting route for victims of hate crime (whether reported to the police or not): www.supportingvictims.org/advice/i-or-someone-i-know-is-experiencing-personal-abuse/
 
Victims will be asked a few questions to find out how they have been affected by the crime and to identify the support that can be provided. This includes immediate practical and emotional support over the phone; onward referral into specialist services, including those commissioned by the PFCC; and signposting to other support organisations as appropriate. Supporting Victims staff are trained and experienced in helping victims understand what has happened and supporting them to cope with the immediate impact and recover from the harm experienced.

The IVA service is provided by Victims Support. It provides face to face support in the community for victims of serious crime, vulnerable, persistently targeted and young victims (excluding sexual or domestic) whether or not they have made a report to North Yorkshire Police. The service provides a range of practical and/or emotional support for victims of in order to help them to cope and recover.
 
Referrals are made via the Supporting Victims team (details above).
 
As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic Victim Support have made their free live chat support service available 24/7: https://livechat.victimsupport.org.uk/newchat/chat.aspx?domain=www.victimsupport.org.uk&timestamp=1610457062608
 
Alternatively, individuals can create a free account on My Support Space – an online resource containing interactive guides to help manage the impact that crime has had: My Support Space My Support Space

Delivered by Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS). Support is available for anyone aged 16 and over who is a direct victim or survivor of domestic abuse. Support is available for all genders and regardless of sexual orientation. The services offer:

·         Community engagement and Champions training to raise awareness of all forms of domestic abuse
·         Early intervention and prevention advice and support
·         1 to 1 emotional and practical support, including support through any police investigation and/or court proceedings
·         Target Hardening where necessary to help victims remain safely within their own homes
·         Supported group work and peer support networks
·         Onward referrals and/or liaison with other agencies and support services as appropriate

The overall objective of the service is to enable all victims and survivors of domestic abuse to cope with the immediate impacts of crime and recover from the harm experienced, and reach out to more people who are victims and survivors of domestic abuse through targeted community engagement to encourage an increase in self-reporting to access support. The aim is for victims and survivors to be and feel safer in their own home, and to be able to support themselves independently, or through an appropriate peer support network by the end of the provision of support.
 
Referrals can be made by police officers and other professionals working with victims and survivors as well as self-referrals, and support is available whether individuals want to make a formal report to the police or not:

·         Online: www.idas.org.uk/contact/make-a-referral/
·         Email: info@idas.org.uk
·         Phone: 03000 110 110
·         Live Chat web chat facility via the IDAS website

All referrals will initially be reviewed by specialist domestic abuse staff in a centralised referral hub who will complete an initial assessment looking at risk and need, providing triage, immediate advice, support and safety planning including arranging personal or home security equipment as required. For those that require further support, the hub team will refer on to a Safe Lives Accredited (Independent Domestic Violence Adviser accredited) Domestic Abuse Practitioner to provide specialist 1 to 1 support, peer support group and/or to an external agency.

Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS) have been commissioned to develop a ‘Whole Family Approach’ from 1st July 2021 providing support services for children & young people affected by domestic abuse in North Yorkshire and the City of York. In addition to providing tailored support directly to children, young people and their parent/s or guardian/s, IDAS will work in collaboration with University of York St. John and other key stakeholders to significantly improve the overall evidence base of actual needs of children & young people living in households where domestic abuse occurs, and identify the most effective interventions to meet these needs and inform future service development and strategic planning.
 
Support will be available for all families with dependent children & young people living in households where domestic abuse occurs. Support is available for all genders and regardless of sexual orientation. The services will offer:

·         Intensive 1 to 1 emotional and practical support for C&YP aged 10yrs & over
·         Referrals for parents/guardians into and ongoing liaison with IDAS victim services to ensure that support plans are co-ordinated and support the family’s common goals
·         Supported group work and peer support networks
·         Onward referrals and/or liaison with other support services as appropriate

The overall objective of the services is to enable children & young people living in households where domestic abuse occurs to cope with the immediate impacts and recover from the harm experienced. The aim is for children & young people to be and feel safer in their own home.
 
Referrals can be made by police officers and other professionals working with families as well as self-referrals, and support is available whether they want to make a formal report to the police or not:

·         Online: www.idas.org.uk/contact/make-a-referral/
·         Email: info@idas.org.uk
·         Phone: 03000 110 110
·         Live Chat web chat facility via the IDAS website

All referrals will initially be reviewed by specialist lead practitioner in a centralised referral hub who will complete an initial assessment looking at risk and need, referring into or liaising with the Domestic Abuse Victims Community Based Support services before allocating to a specialist Young Person Domestic Abuse Practitioner to ensure a holistic assessment of the whole family, alongside information about any other agency involvement, so that duplication is avoided and support is coordinated for the whole family.

An all age, counselling and talking therapy service to support victims of crime to cope and recover. The service aims to enable victims to either support themselves independently or be supported through an appropriate peer support network by the end of provision.
Community Counselling deliver adult (aged 18 and over) services in Scarborough and Ryedale as well as a countywide service for young people (aged 17 and under).
 
Survive deliver adult services in Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, York and Selby.
 
Referrals are made via the Supporting Victims team (details above).

The SARC provides crisis support and forensic medical services to collect any evidence for all adult victims of rape or sexual assault. The PFCC for North Yorkshire, NHS England, Humberside PCC, South Yorkshire PCC, and West Yorkshire PCC have jointly commissioned a single Regional Adult SARC Service for the Yorkshire and Humberside region. The service is delivered by Mountain Healthcare. Support is available for any victim of rape or sexual assault aged 16 years or over. Support is available for all genders and regardless of sexual orientation. The service offers:

·         Immediate triage, advice and support
·         Specialist 1 to 1 Crisis Support
·         Forensic Medical Examination if appropriate to collect any forensic evidence
·         Onward referrals and/or liaison with other agencies and support services as appropriate
 
Referrals can be made by police officers and other professionals working with victims as well as self-referrals, and support is available whether they want to make a formal report to the police or not:

·         Online: www.bridgehousesarc.org/contact-us
·         Phone: 0330 223 0362

All referrals are initially screened by a specialist hub worker who will provide immediate advice over the phone and make any onward referrals into our Independent Sexual Violence Adviser service and/or Sexual Health services where required. If appropriate, a Forensic Medical Examination will be carried out by Forensic Nurse Examiners at North Yorkshire’s specialist SARC premises where any physical forensic evidence will be collected; if a victim does not wish to report to the police, any forensic samples collected are securely stored for a period of up to 7 years to allow the individual time to consider if they would like to report at a later date. The services are available 24/7 including Bank Holidays, however examinations are usually booked for daytime weekday hours (9-5) wherever possible and in agreement with the victim. Victims from North Yorkshire are able to be seen at any of the three other regional SARC premises.

The CSAAS provides crisis support and forensic medical services to collect any evidence for all child victims of rape or sexual assault. The PFCC for North Yorkshire and NHS England have jointly commissioned a single CSAAS for North Yorkshire. The service is delivered by Mountain Healthcare. Support is available for all children and young people aged 0 to 16 years who have disclosed sexual abuse or assault, or where it is suspected that it has happened. Older young people up to their 19th birthday may also be seen by the CSAAS if they have additional needs or it is deemed to be clinically appropriate. The service offers:

• Immediate professional advice and support
• Specialist 1 to 1 Crisis Support
• Forensic Medical Examination if appropriate to collect any forensic evidence
• Non-forensic Medical Examination if appropriate
• Onward referrals and/or liaison with other agencies for aftercare and support services as necessary

Referrals can only be made by police officers or Social Workers; it is not a self-referral service.

Both Forensic and Non-forensic Medical Examinations will be carried out at North Yorkshire’s specialist SARC premises which will include a full detailed clinical history and examination. Young People aged 13 years or over can be seen by specialist Forensic Nurse Examiners 24/7 including Bank Holidays, however examinations are usually booked for daytime weekday hours (9-5) wherever possible. Children aged 12 years or under are seen by specialist Forensic Paediatricians at weekly clinics at North Yorkshire’s specialist SARC premises, or West Yorkshire CSAAS premises if an urgent examination is required outside these hours.

Delivered by Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS). Support is available for any victim or survivor of all forms of sexual violence or abuse, including historic child sexual abuse. Support is available for all ages and genders, regardless of sexual orientation. The service offers:

–   Immediate advice, support and safety planning if required
–   1 to 1 emotional and practical support, including support through any police investigation and/or court proceedings
–   Support for (non-abusing) parents/guardians of young victims aged 12 years or under
–   Supported group work and peer support networks
–   Onward referrals and/or liaison with other agencies and support services as appropriate

The overall objective of the ISVA service is to enable all victims and survivors of sexual abuse, assault and rape to cope with the immediate impacts of crime and recover from the harm experienced; and reach out to more people to encourage an increase in self-reporting to get the help they need. The aim is for victims and survivors to be able to support themselves independently or through an appropriate peer support network by the end of the provision of support.
 
Referrals can be made by police officers, SARC or CSAAS and other professionals working with victims and survivors as well as self-referrals, and support is available whether individuals want to make a formal report to the police or not:

–   Online: www.idas.org.uk/contact/make-a-referral/
–   Email: info@idas.org.uk
–   Phone: 03000 110 110
–   Live Chat web chat facility via the IDAS website

All referrals will initially be reviewed by specialist staff in a centralised referral hub who will complete an initial assessment looking at risk and need, providing triage, immediate advice, support and safety planning as required. For those that require further support, the hub team will refer on to a Lime Culture Accredited ISVA to provide specialist 1 to 1 support to meet their individual needs.

The Hand in Hand service is provided by The Children’s Society. The service works with children and young people affected by or at risk of, child sexual and criminal exploitation. The support offered includes one to one and group work in addition to targeted awareness raising in schools. The aim of the service is to reduce the harm and incidence of child exploitation and provide support and safety planning for those affected.
 
The service accepts self-referrals or agency referrals. For further information or to self-refer contact:

Email: handinhand@childrenssociety.org.uk
Phone: 0113 387 6410
 
For all other queries, please contact Zoe Stephenson-Jones: Zoe.Stephenson-Jones@childrenssociety.org.uk

The PLO service is provided by Parent’s Against Child Exploitation (PACE).The service works with parents and carers of children who are, or who are at risk of being, exploited by individuals from outside of the family.The support offered includes one to one and group work in addition to targeted awareness raising in schools. Parents can also access a secure online forum and befriending scheme which connects and support affected parents who can often feel isolated, judged and blamed.The aims of the service are to:

·         Safeguard exploited children
·         Support the successful prosecution and disruption of perpetrators by providing specialist witness care
·         Recognise the impact Child Exploitation has on the whole family
·         Build co-productive relationships with services and statutory agencies
·         Empower parents to increase their resilience to provide long-term support for their child
 
The PLO service accepts self-referrals or agency referrals. For further information or to self-refer contact Leah Taylforth: leah.taylforth@paceuk.info

Delivered by Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS). Support is available for high and medium risk victims and survivors aged 16 years and over who are fleeing domestic abuse; and any dependent children up to the age of 16 years. Support is available for all genders and regardless of sexual orientation. Support is available whether or not they want to make a formal report to the Police. There is no “local connection” restriction for the Service as all victims and survivors must be allowed to travel the distance needed to be safe from their abusers. The services offer:
o   Safe Haven scheme (currently in development and due to come on line late 2021) providing short-term emergency accommodation and respite opportunities for up to two months with host family’s; this will provide vital respite accommodation where other accommodation is full, and will be particularly beneficial for victims and survivors who it may not be possible to accommodate in women’s refuges, do not have access to public funds or live in rural communities
o   Safe Accommodation with tailored support for up to 1 year in a safe and secure environment either in specialist refuge or dispersed accommodation for victims and survivors, and any dependent children
o   1 to 1 emotional and practical support including support through any police investigation and/or court proceedings
o   Specialist support for any dependent children and young people living in the accommodation including 1 to 1, group and play sessions and educational activities
o   Parenting support, advice and information including support to access local school placements
o   Support with independent living skills to assist with move on from the domestic abuse accommodation based support service
o   Support to explore suitable move on options
o   Supported group work and peer support networks
o   Resettlement support for a period of up to 3 months following move on from the accommodation including onward referrals and/or liaison with other support services as appropriate.
The overall objective of the services is to enable high and medium risk victims and survivors fleeing domestic abuse, and their families, to make informed choices about their safety, health, housing and any other identified outcome needs.
 
Referrals for victims and survivors fleeing domestic abuse will be accepted from:
o   National Women’s Aid Network
o   National Mankind initiative
o   Statutory and non-statutory agencies and specialist support providers
o   Self-referrals
 
Referrals can be made:
·         Online: www.idas.org.uk/contact/make-a-referral/
·         Email: info@idas.org.uk
·         Phone: 03000 110 110
·         Live Chat web chat facility via the IDAS website
All referrals will initially be reviewed by specialist domestic abuse staff in a centralised Referral Hub which will be the first point of contact with IDAS for all victims and survivors fleeing domestic abuse.  This will ensure that everyone has access to consistent support; starting with a Hub assessment looking at risk and need, and then, where needed, referral to an appropriate follow-up support service most relevant to meet their needs. The Hub will also provide triage, immediate advice, support and safety planning as required.
 
The IDAS Hub will have access to information about accommodation availability across the county and the UK; where accommodation is required, the Hub Team will make arrangements to appropriately accommodate victims and survivors fleeing domestic abuse in accordance with their identified needs and risk – if there is a need to be accommodated in another Local Authority area for safety reasons the Hub will arrange this.

Services for Offenders & those at Risk of Offending

The service is provided by Humankind and works with women who are involved, or at risk of becoming involved with the criminal justice system. The service has two elements, a scheme whereby women can engage with support on a voluntary basis and pre-court diversion scheme, whereby women are mandated to engage with support, as an alternative to prosecution.Gender specific support is offered via one to one key work and group work, to address the underlying needs that may cause a woman to offend.The aims of the service are to:
Reduce women first-time entrants and low-level offending by women by diverting them away from the Criminal Justice System
Reduce the number of women re-entering the Criminal Justice System
 
For the voluntary element of the scheme the service accepts self-referrals or agency referrals. For the pre-court diversion element, referrals are made by North Yorkshire Police at point of arrest or voluntary attendance. To self-refer of or further information contact Jessica Tile: Jessica.Tile@nyhorizons.org.uk

Provided by Humankind, the Crossroads Diversion scheme aims to reduce crime and reoffending by offering support and diverting people from the criminal justice system as early as possible. For some, this may look like identifying needs and offering support before a person becomes involved in crime, whereas for those who have committed lower level crimes, it is often more effective to look at alternatives to the traditional criminal justice process, as criminalising and punishing people for low level offences is not always enough.

The overall aims of the Crossroads Diversion Scheme are to:

·         Reduce the number of first-time entrants
·         Reduce reoffending rates
·         Prevent offending by identifying and addressing needs of those on the scheme and evidencing positive progress against these

The Crossroads Diversion Scheme works with females aged 18+ and men aged 18-25 to offer trauma-informed support, intended to address underlying causes of offending. Each individual will receive a tailored support package, the intensiveness of which will be responsive to their needs. A dedicated keyworker will be allocated who will provide direct interventions, advocate and signpost into specialist agencies where necessary. The scheme has two elements:

·         A Pre-Court Diversionary support service for adult women or men aged 18-25 at point of arrest or voluntary attendance at police custody. This is an alternative to prosecution, and if the individual accepts the referral to the Crossroads diversion scheme, engagement will be mandatory, otherwise the individual may be referred back to North Yorkshire police to face prosecution. Only North Yorkshire Police are able to refer to this element of the scheme.
·         A community-based support service, for adult women or men aged 18-25 who may be at risk of entering the Criminal Justice System or who are known to North Yorkshire Police. Engagement will be on a voluntarily basis. The community-based scheme is open to those who are not yet offending or are only committing very low level offences. Support at this stage would be offered pre-arrest or voluntary attendance, with the intention of avoiding a formal investigation in the first place. Various agencies may work with individuals at this stage, and any agency can refer to this element of the scheme.
 
Referrals to the scheme can be made via: https://firstlive.orcuma.com/nyp

You will be required to enter your email address and then you will be sent an email, click on the appropriate link for the Crossroads scheme.  Once submitted, the referral form will go directly to Humankind who will then make contact with the individual to arrange an appointment.
 
Referrals can also be made via a referral form and Humankind will also accept self-referrals. To self-refer, request a referral form or for further information contact: Jessica.Tile@nyhorizons.org.uk or Humankind.diversionary.services@nhs.net or alternatively call 07939209087.

Change Direction provided by North Yorkshire Youth is a prevention and early intervention support scheme for young people aged 10-17 in North Yorkshire, who may be committing antisocial behaviour or very low level offences, with the intention of diverting them away from the Criminal Justice System. The Change Direction diversion scheme will engage with young people, at an early stage before criminal behaviour becomes habitual, to improve circumstances for both the young person and also the local community.  The young person will be provided with nurture and support, from a dedicated keyworker, in order to begin to address any underlying causes of future criminal behaviour. The young person’s engagement with the Change Direction scheme will be on a voluntary basis.  The overall aims of the Change Direction scheme are to:

·         Reduce the number of young people entering the criminal justice system as a first-time entrant
·         Reduce Crime and Antisocial Behaviour incidents in localised areas of North Yorkshire and the City of York
·         Reduce re-offending by young people
·         To support young people to make positive progress against their identified needs.

The Change Direction Diversion scheme offers trauma-informed, multiple and wide-ranging methods of engagement and intervention, which are led by the interests of the young person.  The support offered will enable young people to work towards goals and achieve outcomes, the intensiveness of the support will be responsive to each young person’s needs.
 
Referrals to the scheme can be made via: https://firstlive.orcuma.com/nyp

You will be required to enter your email address and then you will be sent an email, click on the appropriate link for the Crossroads scheme.  Once submitted, the referral form will go directly to Humankind who will then make contact with the individual to arrange an appointment.
 
Alternatively you can request a referral form from Clare Yates, Youth Development Manager at clare@nyy.org.uk. Referrals are welcome from a range of agencies including schools/education settings, Community Safety Hubs and North Yorkshire Police.

Delivered by Foundation UK. Support is available for anyone aged 16 years and over who is a low risk perpetrator of domestic abuse, including repeat offenders and parent to adolescent violence, who wish to voluntarily address their abusive behaviour. Support is available for all genders and regardless of sexual orientation. The service offers:
·         Triage and emergency, temporary (up to 7 nights) accommodation where required
·         1 to 1 motivational interventions to support perpetrators to recognise and acknowledge their abuse behaviour
·         Tailored Perpetrator Programmes, including both 1 to 1 and group delivery options
·         Support to address wider needs such as housing, finance, substance misuse and mental health through onward referrals and/or liaison with other agencies and support services as appropriate
The overall objective of the service is to enable individuals, regardless of gender, who are engaged in abusive behaviour towards their current or former intimate partners, or immediate family members, the opportunity to recognise, acknowledge and change that behaviour. The aim is to prevent the abusive behaviour escalating and/or reduce the risk posed to, whilst increasing the safety of, victims and their children.
 
Referrals can be made by police officers and other professionals working with perpetrators, their families or victims (with consent) as well as self-referrals:
Email: FoundationMakingSafe@foundation.cjsm.net
Phone:
·         01904 557 491 (York & Selby)
·         01423 500 905 (Harrogate & Craven)
·         01723 361 100 (Scarborough, Ryedale, Hambleton & Richmond)
Emergency Out of Hours only: 0300 30 30 911
All referrals will be initially assessed by a Specialist Project Officer, who will review all relevant information regarding risk to complete an initial risk assessment including assessing the perpetrator’s suitability for the programme, identification of their most immediate needs and any immediate action needed to safeguard their victim from further harm. Some perpetrators may require emergency accommodation as they have been removed from their home due to the risk they pose to their victim and/or family. Temporary accommodation will be provided for up to 7 nights with support to report to their local housing office the next working day where longer term accommodation is required. Once any immediate needs have been addressed, perpetrators will be allocated to a Specialist Support Worker and a full needs and risk assessment will be undertaken with them to identify the most suitable support to address their needs and guide them through the various stages of behaviour change.

Delivered by Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS). Support is available for young people aged 10 to 16 years who are demonstrating abusive behaviour towards their family members and/or within intimate relationships with other young people. Support will also be offered to their parent/guardians. Support is available for all genders and regardless of sexual orientation. The services offer:

·         Short-term telephone support for parent/guardians with supporting Parent Information Packs providing advice on safety planning, boundary setting and behaviour management
·         Respect Young People’s Programme which uses a ‘whole family’ approach to address adolescent to parent violence and abuse
·         Specialist Young Perpetrators Programme which uses a tailored 1 to 1 approach with older young people using abusive behaviours within intimate relationships with other young people
·         Onward referrals and/or liaison with other support services as appropriate.

The overall objective of services is to enable young people who are starting to show signs of or demonstrating abusive behaviour within intimate relationships and/or the family setting to recognise this and help them to change their behaviour and re-build their relationships with their intimate partner, parent/s, guardian/s and/or siblings. The aim is to prevent the abusive behaviour escalating and/or reduce the risk posed by the young people to their intimate partner, parent/s, guardian/s and/or siblings.
 
Referrals can be made by police officers and other professionals working with young people and their families (with consent) as well as self/parent-referrals:

·         Online: www.idas.org.uk/contact/make-a-referral/
·         Email: respect.project@idas.cjsm.net
·         Phone: 03000 110 110
·         Live Chat web chat facility via the IDAS website

All referrals will initially be reviewed by specialist domestic abuse staff in a centralised referral hub who will complete an initial assessment looking at risk and need, providing triage, immediate advice, support and safety planning. For those that require further support, the hub team will refer on to a specially trained Young People’s Domestic Abuse Practitioner to provide the most appropriate support package to meet their needs.


Services for Vulnerable People

Provided by Changing Lives. Any woman can access services, particularly those who may:

o   Be involved with, or at risk of entering the criminal justice system
o   Have multiple or complex needs
o   Be chronically excluded

The service offers gender-specific, trauma informed support via one to one key work or group work. Women can also drop-in to the centre simply to have a warm drink and to make use of the facilities which include a kitchen, shower and laundry. A pilot project will be running from the centre in 2021, two outreach workers will be working with those who might be engaging with sex work or survival sex, to offer safety advice and attempt to engage them in support. The aim of the Women’s Wellness Centre is to provide a safe, homely, woman-only environment where a whole system of support can be offered. The centre is also available to partners to see women and to run groups from. The service offers support across a range of needs in order to improve outcomes for women.
 
The service accepts self-referrals and agency referrals. To refer or to find out further information contact Stephanie McCusker: Stephanie.McCusker@changing-lives.org.uk

The adult substance misuse service is provided by North Yorkshire Horizons and the young people’s service is provided by Humankind. The integrated service is available to individuals with problematic drug or alcohol use. The criminal justice element of the service is available to individuals in police custody and upon release from prison for those where substance misuse is a contributing factor to their offending. Those entering treatment through a criminal justice pathway will receive the same level, type and quality of service offer as any other resident would expect when entering the treatment journey through any other pathway. The service offers one to one support, group work, substitute prescribing, health screenings and blood tests and vaccinations. The aim of the criminal justice element of the substance misuse service is to be able to identify where substance misuse is a factor in someone’s offending, addressing those issues that lead to offending and to provide diversion options which in turn are anticipated to reduce overall re/offending rates. The overall aim of the substance misuse service is to enable individuals with problematic drug and / or alcohol use to become free of their addiction, promoting recovery, abstinence and harm reduction.

Individuals can be referred at various points in the criminal justice process including by police, courts, prison and probation.

Adults can also self-refer to North Yorkshire Horizons by calling the free phone number: 0800 14 14 80; by emailing: info@nyhorizons.org.uk; or via the self-referral form on the website www.nyhorizons.org.uk.

Young People can self-refer to Humankind by calling the SPOC line on 01723 330730 (option 2) or Freephone 08000 14 14 80 (option 2).

The service is delivered by Changing Lives. The service is available to local adults and young people in York who are affected by drug or alcohol misuse. The criminal justice element of the service is available to individuals in police custody and upon release from prison for those where substance misuse is a contributing factor to their offending. Those entering treatment through a criminal justice pathway will receive the same level, type and quality of service offer as any other resident would expect when entering the treatment journey through any other pathway. The service offers one to one and group support, community alcohol detoxification, substitute prescribing and support to friends and family. The aim of the criminal justice element of the substance misuse service is to be able to identify where substance misuse is a factor in someone’s offending, addressing those issues that lead to offending and to provide diversion options which in turn are anticipated to reduce overall re/offending rates. The overall aim of the substance misuse service is to support individuals to work towards abstinence and support ongoing recovery.

Individuals can be referred at various points in the criminal justice process including by police, courts, prison and probation.

Individuals can also self-refer by calling: 01904 621 776

Community Safety Services

The aim of the Mediation service is to provide Community Safety partners and wider referral agencies, via the Community Safety Hubs, with a service that supports the resolution of disputes to prevent criminality. The service supports disputes in the following categories:
– Anti-Social Behaviour
– Boundary disputes
– Verbal Abuse
– Communication Breakdown
– Cultural Differences
– Family Mediation covers: family disputes, managing offending behaviour and preventing criminality.

Please liaise with your local Community Safety Hub to assess if a referral can be made.

The aim of the Anger Management service is to provide the Community Safety Hubs with a preventative service that sees an improvement in the referred clients’ behaviour which impacts positively on community safety. The service offers counselling sessions with a focus on:
– Helping the client(s) recognise/identify what makes them angry (triggers or catalysts for anger)
– Enabling the client(s) to best respond to these triggers without being aggressive
– Enabling the client(s) to learn skills/techniques to help manage triggers for anger effectively
– Helping the client(s) learn how to be assertive
– Helping the client(s) develop/learn problem solving techniques.

Please liaise with your local Community Safety Hub to assess if a referral can be made.

Engagement

North Yorkshire Youth Commission (NYYC) was established in 2015 with PFCC grant funding. It enables young people aged 14-25 to inform decisions about policing and crime prevention in North Yorkshire using a peer-research and engagement approach. NYYC offers young people the opportunity to influence the work and direction of the PFCC, North Yorkshire Police and associated partners based on the key priorities young people have reported affect them, currently:

– Young People’s Relationship with the Police
– Hate Crime
– Drugs and Alcohol
– Abusive Relationships
– Missing and Exploitation
– Mental Health

Any young people aged 14-25 interested in getting involved with the Youth Commission should email: Emily@leaders-unlocked.org

Funding streams administered by NYPFCC

The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, (The Commissioner), Julia Mulligan, has been committed to providing a Community Fund since 2013.  The fund enables local groups and organisations to apply for grants between £500 and £20,000, for new or innovative projects that support local communities within North Yorkshire or City of York to feel safe and be safe.

Examples of projects awarded financial support through the Community Fund include:

Wake-Up Call, North Yorkshire Youth
£17,159 funding  awarded to support the countywide pilot and roll out of Wake up Call; a 4-week course for young people at risk of disengagement, school exclusion and those engaging in low level racist/ political behaviour or hate crime.  The course sits in the pre Prevent space focussing on the lower level hate crime agenda.

Aims include re-routing negative views, beliefs and behaviour into positive attitudes used in daily life. Sessions will look at views of hate crime, faith, racism and disorder from different perspectives, through an interactive, train the trainer approach built around a number of thought provoking and creative activities.

12 ‘train the trainer’ sessions will be delivered in 2020 to practitioners who will then deliver the module to young people.  This will be supported by NYY Youth Mentors who can deliver this module in a 1-2-1 environment to supplement their work with hard to reach young people and Youth Commissioners will be invited to peer educate young people using their Hate crime workshop.

Sleepsafe Selby
£4,000 funding awarded – Selby
Temporary, short-term accommodation project for vulnerable people in Selby. Working closely with Selby District Council Housing Services to secure longer-term solutions, this funding will enable the project to install a shower block and water supply

For more information, applications and to find out about other previously funded projects, please visit:
www.northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk/how-can-we-help/community-projects/apply-community-fund/

The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, (The Commissioner) is committed to a commissioning approach to Community Safety Services funding, with the aim of investing in evidence based initiatives at a local level which can achieve positive outcomes for individuals and communities.  The maximum amount available for each application to this fund is £20,000. Projects/initiatives must support a pro-active, sustainable, outcomes focused approach to diversion and early intervention, addressing (re)-offending , (re)-victimisation and Community Safety priorities, using one of the following service delivery models:

– Community Based Volunteer Services
– Targeted Prevention and Early Intervention Services (Diversionary / Positive Activities)
– Targeted Early Intervention Emotional Health projects

For more information, applications and to find out about previously funded projects, please visit:
www.northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk/for-you/partnership/non-commissioned-community-safety-services/


Futurehy in York & North Yorkshire are part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP). They have staff members based in colleges and universities across York & North Yorkshire. York St John University is the lead institution for the project, and the Central Team for Futurehy are primarily based there. They also have a Steering Group, made up of senior colleagues from various partner institutions. 

Futurehy project aims include: 
– double the proportion of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in higher education (HE) by 2020
– increase by 20 per cent the number of students in HE from ethnic minority groups
– address the under-representation of young men from disadvantaged backgrounds in HE

The Outreach Hub
Gives HE providers, local authorities and other educational stakeholders a platform from which they can collaborate more widely and make a more cohesive offer to schools and colleges.

Signposting
Futureny website’s is where schools, colleges, learners, parents, community groups and other stakeholders in York & North Yorkshire can find out useful information about the NCOP programme, key HE provider opportunities and useful HE related information and resources.

Support
The Outreach Hub will facilitate the provision of new and additional HE and careers related opportunities for students in Y7 and above through close partnership working.  This will include a focus on: disabled learners; young people in care and care leavers; young carers and children from a military service background.

Contact:
Central Office: 
NCOP York & North Yorkshire
York St John University
York
YO31 7EX

To find out more information visit Futrehy website here.

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