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)


Telephone: 0300 300 8352