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Previously known as Luton Youth Offending Service, our vision was to create a single identity for our partnership of services and to create a structure to adapt to the fast changing contextual safeguarding needs of our children in our communities.

Over the past 12 months, there has been an evolution of our Service as it has developed from a youth justice team into a partnership of services and community organisations that place targeted early intervention at the forefront of our work with children.

Nothing is more important than our children’s welfare and the Service works with some of the most marginalised children in our communities. Consistently taking the views of children into account, we are committed to the idea that children who need help and protection deserve high quality and effective support and intervention.

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Young Festival Makers

April 29, 2024

The Youth Partnership Service is excited to announce that we will be coordinating the under-18 volunteers for BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend! Known as the Young Festival Makers, young people will be able to volunteer for a day to support visitors to the town and help pride an electric buzz on the way to Stockwood […]

#It’sYourChoice

February 1, 2024

Created in partnership with children and young people this consequences card has useable interactive features whereby children and young people can get access to help and information. Scan the QR code for the augmented reality video or go directly to the Tap Out app download page to interact with scenarios developed and co-produced by children […]

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Our Approach.

Our approach is based on the belief that young people need to take responsibility for their actions and make amends to their community. We involve victims of crimes in the young person’s program to help them understand the impact of their behaviour and make positive changes. We also provide one-to-one support, group programs, restorative justice, and victim awareness work to address the underlying issues that led to offending behaviour.

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Over the past 12 months, there has been an evolution of the Youth Partnership Service in Luton as it has developed from a youth justice team into a partnership of services that place targeted early intervention and prevention at the forefront of the work with children.

The vision was to create a single identity for the Youth Offending Service, Targeted Youth Service and Edge of Care which had almost been seen as ‘parts of a whole’ but also to have a structure to adapt to the fast-changing contextual safeguarding needs of our children in our communities.

The Service comprises experienced professionals who specialise in working with children and young people. We work with some of the most marginalised children that sadly can also be the group most likely to record poor health and education outcomes with sometimes unseen issues.

 We offer tailored support to help address the underlying problems that lead to criminal exploitation, first-time offending, re-offending and anti-social behaviour with an evidence-based approach that considers the individual needs of each young person.

We provide a range of services including one-to-one supportgroup programsrestorative justice, and victim awareness work. We work in partnership with other organisations, such as the police, schools, and community groups and the aim of our interventions at every level is to significantly improve the outcomes and opportunities for the children and young people in Luton.

Our priorities going forward are to ensure Luton is a safe place to grow up, live and work in and to enable children and young people to make a positive contribution to their communities and achieve positive outcomes for themselves.

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Evidence-based approach

Reducing reoffending

Our Service

Over the past 12 months, there has been an evolution of the Youth Partnership Service in Luton as it has developed from a youth justice team into a partnership of services that place targeted early intervention and prevention at the forefront of the work with children. The vision was to create a single identity for the Youth Offending Service, Targeted Youth Service and Edge of Care which had almost been seen as ‘parts of a whole’ but also to have a structure to adapt to the fast-changing contextual safeguarding needs of our children in our communities.

The service is made up of experienced professionals who specialise in working with children and young people. We work with some of the most marginalised children that sadly can also be the group most likely to record poor health and education outcomes with sometimes unseen issues. We offer tailored support to help address the underlying issues that lead to criminal exploitation, first-time offending, re-offending and anti-social behaviour with an evidence-based approach that considers the individual needs of each young person.

We provide a range of services including one-to-one supportgroup programsrestorative justice, and victim awareness work. We work in partnership with other organisations, such as the police, schools, and community groups and the aim of our interventions at every level is to significantly improve the outcomes and opportunities for the children and young people in Luton.

Our priorities going forward are to ensure Luton is a safe place to grow up, live and work in and to enable children and young people to make a positive contribution to their communities and achieve positive outcomes for themselves.

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To access these beneficial features, simply click on the “Accessibility” button. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming online environment for all, promoting equal access to information and services. Thank you for being a part of our community.

Testimonials

This service truly stands out as a visionary force, dedicated to making a positive impact on the youth of Luton. Youth Partnership Service fosters an environment where every young individual is valued and empowered. They actively seek input from the youth, ensuring that their voices are heard, and their ideas are incorporated into the programs and initiatives. This co-production approach makes the services not just effective but also meaningful to those they aim to support. It's truly inspiring to see how the Youth Partnership Service creates a safe and nurturing space for the youth of Luton to thrive, grow, and achieve their full potential. Their dedication to empowering our young generation sets a remarkable example for other organisations in the region.

Matthew Bushnell CEO Mary Seacole Housing

Dave is unquestionably one of the most dedicated and passionate people I know, trying desperately to reduce youth offending!

Jamie L. Defence Sector UK Security Services Lead

Fabulous to see this great result and it is testament to the hard work of yourselves and your team. Plus goes to show, when you get a knock, great people just dust themselves down and keep on going!

Michelle Gwyther Experienced Head of Service

Dave is a shining light in a great team at Luton. Dave it is so good to see this richly deserved public recognition!

Trevor Holden Vice Chair of District Councils Network

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