Step Up, East Sussex

THE AGENCY Contact: Vicki Boxall, Senior Practitioner, East Sussex Youth Offending Team

Email: Phone: 01424 726 504

East Sussex Youth Offending Team has offered the Step Up programme as part of its multi-agency delivery since 2014. It is delivered from both the Eastbourne and Hastings offices. There is no specific funding allocated to this project.

CRITERIA Catchment area: East Sussex. Age: 10 – 18 years. Young people must be on a statutory order or a police caution.

REFERRAL All referrals come via the courts.

ASSESSMENT Normal YOT assessments as part of the process.

THE SERVICE Work is with both parents and young people, generally as one to one engagement, though group work may be considered. The programme takes place in the venue best suited to maximizing engagement, continuing as long as the order or other family key work criteria are met. The Step Up programme uses a combination of approaches, aiming to reduce violence and restore healthy family relationships.

EVALUATION There is no current evaluation of the programme.

Date entered: September 2015. Review date:

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