This entry was last updated: 15th November, 2017
Targeted Youth Support – TYS The role of the Targeted Youth Support service is to work in partnership with parents, carers, children and other agencies in order to support families and young people who may otherwise be at risk of requiring statutory social care intervention.
The service aims to:
- To support young people and their families who are in crisis through a range of presenting issues such as poor emotional well being, challenging behaviours or social isolation.
- To make sure young people at risk of dropping out of learning or not achieving their full potential engage and attain in education or training are supported and actively encouraged to remain within a learning setting;
- To prevent crime and risky behaviours associated with excessive use of alcohol and substances which can undermine young people’s life chances and have a cost to wider society; and
- To provide opportunities for those who don’t otherwise acquire them to develop the personal and social skills and qualities they need for learning, work and transition to adulthood.
These skills include self-regulation, relationship-building, and decision-making. The Service operates out of three geographical bases which cover the whole of East Sussex. The same service is available across the three areas.
These bases are at Ocean House in St Leonards, St Marks House in Eastbourne and Sackville House in Lewes.
If you would like to speak to a TYS Duty Worker in your local area please call one of the following numbers during the hours of 9am and 5pm.
TYS Eastbourne Phone: 01323 466665
TYS Hastings Phone: 01424 724150
TYS Lewes and Wealden Phone: 01273 335130
TYS Rother Phone: 01424 726101