The IYSS incorporates the following teams

  • Youth Offending Service
  • Connexions Team
  • Targeted Youth Support team
  • Young Persons Drug and Alcohol Team
  • Teenage Pregnancy
  • Community Engagement
  • Streets Ahead

Southend Youth Offending Service – aims to prevent offending and re-offending. We work with children and young people at risk of offending and those receiving as Reprimand, Final Warning or Court Order. We also work in partnership with Neighbourhood Policing Teams to deliver street based outreach offering young people viable and attractive alternatives to anti-social and criminal behaviour. (

Connexions – offer advice and guidance on career choices, training and support in finding employment for young people up to 19. The service works in partnership with schools, colleges and training providers to ensure the best support is available. Connexions Personal Advisers also offer one to one support to help young people overcome any barriers that are preventing them moving into learning, training or work. (

Targeted Youth Support – Focuses on providing both outreach and centre based activities for those hard to reach and vulnerable young people including dedicated provision for young Carers and children with disabilities

Teenage Pregnancy – we offer advice and support to girls aged 18 and under who are pregnant or helping young parents to remain in education, training or employment. We work with services such as young mums groups; BUMPS ante-natal groups, Family Nurse Partnership, cooking4life, parenting programmes, children’s centres and offer contraception advice for the future.

Young Person’s Drug and Alcohol Team (YPDAT) – provide drug and alcohol treatment services for under 21s in Southend.ÿ The service provides help for all types of substance use.ÿ Appointments are made within 5 working days and young people can be seen within the environment which best suits their needs.ÿ Parent or carer support is also available.ÿ (

Streets Ahead are a team of experienced professionals who can help you and your family beat some of the long standing and difficult challenges that you may be facing in everyday life. We know that every family is different but many face issues that make them feel they are trapped in a difficult situation.ÿ Problems could include;

  • Trouble with the police
  • Children not going to school
  • Finding it hard to get a job
  • Not coping, getting anxious or depressed
  • Health problems
  • Difficult or abusive relationships

Many families tell us they know they need help but struggle to find the right help and as much as they try to break away from these problems it can be hard to see a positive future.ÿ So we listen carefully to what you and your family say and agree with you what needs to happen to put you back on the right track. We believe that real and positive change can only happen by working with the whole family.ÿ We will help you, your children and others in the family too. A dedicated worker will work with you and your family for as long as it takes.ÿ They will be with you every step of the way with advice, guidance, motivation and support and often they will challenge you too.ÿ We know that by making small changes at first your family can become stronger and more able to cope with the problems that life can throw at you.ÿ We can be the difference that you are looking for.




Raising awareness to teams and agencies with a targeted approach to those who are more vulnerable to the risk of early sex and pregnancy in supporting the reduction of under 18 conception.


Phone 01702 534300


YPDAT is commissioned to provide treatment for substance misuse to young people under 18. We also provide a service for 18-21 year olds with an established transition pathway to adult services but will not be working with those who are misusing opiates/crack cocaine or are alcohol dependant (will be referred to STARS ) Southend Treatment and Recovery Service.

Open Mon – WED 9-5pm, Thurs 9-6pm (4pm – 6PM drop in service ), FRI 9PM-430PM

Telephone 01702 534300






Location & Contact Details



01702 534300