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Early Intervention and Preventative Therapeutic Provisions - To prevent school exclusion.

by Youth and Education Support Team (YEST)

About our activities / service

Accessibility details Fully accessible
Opening hours 8:30 am to 4 pm

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YEST is now providing partnership work within schools offering Early Intervention and Preventative Therapeutic Programmes to prevent exclusion. Our methods are crucial in reducing the need for exclusion. Family group interventions are highly targeted; working with children, young people and parents/carers in schools. (Multi Family Therapeutic Sessions). ​YEST aim to reduce the risk of exclusion, increase attendance, well being and support attainment, by working with the whole family to address problems rooted in family relationships and dynamics.

Staff qualifications Staff qualified to deliver service.
Genders Both
Age focus 9 year olds, 10 year olds, 11 year olds, 12 year olds, 13 year olds, 14 year olds, 15 year olds

About the organisation

YEST aims to provide alternative provision to young people at risk of permanent exclusion from mainstream education. It provides a range of evidence based therapeutic intervention, alternative education provision, Early Help interventions, counselling and therapeutic services, and youth and community activities driven by qualified social workers, student social workers, learning mentors, youth workers, and volunteers. It helps develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling them to move into work, education or training. The centre also encourages young people to take responsibility for themselves; helping them build the life they choose, rather than the one they have ended up with. YEST also offers school placements to social work students at all levels who are interested in working directly with children, young people and their families in a school setting. Social work students who have an interest in therapeutic approaches to development of young people.

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