The Vale of Glamorgan YOS has a dedicated Prevention Team working with Young People between 8 and 17 years of age who are at risk of offending.
Young people are referred to us by any other agency, for example, Health professionals, schools and the Police but young people and their parents can also make referrals into the service themselves.
A Prevention Keyworker is assigned to each young person referred who will work with the young person and their families to help them overcome some of the barriers they face in life and engage them in the support they require to help prevent them from offending in the future.
Some of our projects and initiatives include:
Youth Inclusion Support Panel (YISP)
The YISP is a panel made up of many agencies across the Vale, including Social Services, Police, Education, Youth Services, Health, Probation and Voluntary Organisations. The YISP is designed to support young people aged between 8-13 who are most ‘at risk’ from offending for a variety of reasons and need a number of agency’s input to prevent them from entering the criminal justice system. The YISP dedicate their services to young people referred to them by agreeing support and actions while the young person is with the Prevention Team.
Stigma is a group work programme for young people involved in anti social behaviour in the community. The Stigma programme gives young people the chance to explore what anti social behaviour is and how it impacts on themselves and the community
The Phoenix programme is a course run by South Wales Fire and Rescue. It offers young people the chance to learn about the dangers of criminal behaviour, car crime, anti social behaviour and fire in a stimulating and fun environment whilst learning skills such as team work, communication and problem solving techniques using the fire service equipment.