Child Safety

Youth Support

8 – 21 YEARS

The Youth Support program helps young people aged 8 – 21 years in a holistic case-managed framework, working closely with other agencies to deliver innovative and effective services to at-risk and disadvantaged young people.

Referrals to the program include young people who are:

At risk of disconnection from family/community or support networks
At risk of disengagement from school, training and/or employment
At risk of harm, including self-harm
Homeless or at risk of homelessness

Youth Support can also be a one off for young people seeking advice, onward referral and support through a crisis involving the above criteria. This is our “access” side of the program which also includes Court Support.

Court Support: The Youth Support worker is the first point of contact for young people and families at the Toowoomba Children’s Court and is aimed at creating an atmosphere of respect and understanding among young people and their families about court processes. The Youth Support worker explains their function at court, provides advice and information about programs, referral to other agencies or support in the courtroom. The Youth Support worker will also provide practical information such as the courthouse facilities, locations of the courtrooms and waiting times. The Youth Support worker will direct young people to speak with a solicitor and the Youth Justice Toowoomba Court Coordinator, as well as when it is their time to appear in court.

Get in touch

To find out more, and support our work please contact us on:

Youth Support Case Manager, 0427 361 174

Or

Service Lead, 0407 734 901 or 1300 683 390
E: childsafety@youturn.org.au

 

 

This program is based in Toowoomba
Funded by the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

“Safety and security does not just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.”
(Nelson Mandela)

Youturn would like to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First People and Traditional Custodians. We value their cultures, identities, and continuing connection to country, waters, kin and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and are committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, by providing services that are welcoming, safe, culturally appropriate and inclusive

Youturn is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. Youturn welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Our organisation is a company limited by guarantee. We are registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC), classified a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.

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