Youth Partnerships is a new Victorian Government initiative which will design and test new ways for the education, youth and family support, justice, homelessness and mental health sectors to work more collaboratively to support vulnerable young people aged 10 – 18 years. The key goals of Youth Partnerships are to improve engagement in education and training leading to an increase in the completion of Year 12 or equivalent, and to reduce the escalation of social, individual and behavioural problems for vulnerable young people. Seven demonstration sites, including the Wyndham & Hobsons Bay area, have been established to trial new approaches and to make sure young people receive coordinated holistic support.
Western Metropolitan Region Youth Partnerships In School Support Project
WynBay LLEN is proud to announce that as part of the Youth Partnerships initiative we have been chosen by the DEECD to undertake the In School Support Project. The aim of the In School Support Project is to refine current school systems or develop new systems for schools to better identify, assess, provide support and services and make referral to health and community services for children and young people at risk of disengaging from education, family and/or community.