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Youth and Family Support Service

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The youth and family support service (YFS) is a free service available to young people and their families between the ages of 9 to 19. 

If you have learning difficulties or a disability support is available from age 9 to 25.  

YFS provides services including: Support and advice for young people and families, Youth counselling, Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Youth offending team, Youth Action Board


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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

East Riding of Yorkshire Council's  Youth & Family Support (YFS), hold the licence to deliver the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (D of E) in YFS Units and most schools/academies in East Yorkshire. The Award is a flexible and adventurous programme of activities for all young people aged between 13 1/2 to 25 years.

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Youth offending

Information on the youth justice system, who is responsible for dealing with young offenders, tackling youth offending, how you can help, what the youth offender panel is, can you join the panel, will you be trained and how much time does it require.

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Youth counselling

Information on where to go for confidential support, your choices, how often to visit, bringing family members or friends, missing an appointment, what information is kept, are medical records kept and do I have to pay?

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Youth Action Board

Information on what the Youth Action Board is, how to join, find out more information, how often does it meet, can news be aired at a national level, what do you get out of it and who are the decision makers.

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Supporting families

Information on what the Supporting Families Programme is, how families can benefit, what kind of support is offered and how to apply. 


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Support for young people and their families

Information on what kind of support is available to young people and their families, how to contact Youth and Family support, who to contact in a crisis and what other services are available. 

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