Youth Support Service

The Youth Support Service (YSS) works to ensure the needs and wishes of young people are heard, represented and they are supported to navigate their pathways to personal, social and economic success.

We make a direct contribution to the following strategic priorities of Central Bedfordshire, including:

  • young people are supported by the YSS to improve their educational attainment, make progress and achieve their goals throughout their learning journey. They have appropriate knowledge and skills to enter and succeed in the workplace
  • the YSS will protect vulnerable Young People. They feel safe and are happier as a result of the interventions and support they receive, and are diverted away from offending behaviours
  • young people have high aspirations that are supported by their families. They are offered a range of services through the YSS, including early help and support to improve their life chances
  • young people are emotionally, physically healthy and feel positive. With support from the YSS, they are able to make informed choices and understand the impact of harmful risky behaviours

Please read our Youth Offer (PDF 301.2KB) , Youth Support Service Annual Report (PDF 984.8KB) and providers of services (education, employment and training) for young people (PDF 240.1KB)

Have your say

We are developing a Careers Portal, to provide a comprehensive source of information and advice for young people and their parents around options for post 16 education and employment. 

This portal will include links to national websites. 

We would like to test out these national websites with young people before deciding which ones should be included. By taking part in the feedback you will be entered into a prize draw. Check what you can win and full terms and conditions (PDF 46.6KB) .

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Telephone: 0300 300 8352