Assertive Outreach Service

Assertive Outreach Service

The service provides a support service for young people up to 18 years of age, who have been involved in persistent offending or anti-social behaviour, and are disengaged from services. 

What does the service offer?

The service and staff directly engage with young people referred to the service and build a relationship of trust. Families of the young person are also supported where appropriate.  

The service assesses the needs and issues of each individual young person and the level of support they need. Young people are referred to the appropriate specialist services that will help support their needs.

How does the service work?

The service aims to provide support for young people and enable them to re-engage with services to help meet their individual needs. The service helps prevent further involvement with persistent offending and anti-social behaviour. 

Who is the service aimed at?

The service is aimed at young people up to 18 years of age living in Aberdeen. The service is for young people who have been identified as being involved in serious and/or persistent offending or anti-social behaviour and are no longer engaging with core youth services.

How is the service accessed?

Referrals can be made by Youth Justice Social Workers, Intensive Community Support and Learning Service, Police Scotland, schools and third sector partners.