Preparing for adulthood – how can we help

Personal Advisers - Youth Support Service

From year 9, young people will be encouraged to think about future careers and post school options and they should receive some careers education and guidance in school.

Additionally, the Youth Support Service provides services for young people aged 13-19 years old (up to 25 for young people with special needs). The service manages the delivery of a comprehensive ‘youth offer’ which includes the provision of Information, Advice and Careers Guidance to support access to education, employment or training opportunities and the provision of Youth Work and Positive Activities.

Targeted support

Within the Youth Support Service there are a team of Personal Advisers whom deliver guidance and support to young people with complex needs. The Personal Advisers, are experienced career professionals committed to improving outcomes of vulnerable young people and supporting them to overcome barriers to education, employment and training

Personal Advisers (SEND)

SEND Personal Advisers specialise in working with young people aged 13-25 years whom have a Statement of Education or Education, Health and Care Plan. They work closely with schools, social care and health teams to support the transition from school to further education and training settings. 

Young people with EHC plans are automatically referred to Personal Advisers (SEND) via the schools or SEND Support Team. Contact is made with the young person whilst they are statutory school age, usually during year 9. 

Personal Advisers (Vulnerable Young People)

Personal Advisers (Vulnerable Young People) provide  information, advice and guidance and intensive support to young people aged 16 to 19 years old who are Looked After Children and / or, known to Youth Offending Service

Referrals come via the Corporate Parenting Service, Virtual School or Bedfordshire Youth Offending Service. 

Personal Adviser (Virtual School)

Personal Adviser (Virtual School) works across Virtual School and Youth Support to offer careers advice and transition support to young people aged 13 to 16 years old who are looked after by us.

Referrals come via the Virtual School or Corporate Parenting Service.

For more information about Targeted Support or for self referrals, please contact us:

Telephone: 0300 300 4484
Email: youth.services@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

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