Intensive Support Packages for Young People

The service supports young people in Aberdeen city with a realistic community based alternative to secure accommodation or custody.

What does the service offer?

The service supports vulnerable young people where there is a high risk of re-offending, a high risk of violence or harmful behaviour and those who may be subject to a Movement Restriction Condition. It also supports service provision by Out of Hours Social Work and the Intensive Community Support and Learning Services in Aberdeen City.

How does the service work?

Packages are tailored to the needs and risks of individual young people in accordance with the Child Protection and protocol for Vulnerable Young People, to support a young person to remain in their community.

The service participates in the preparation and/or review of the Child's Plan as directed by the local authority and works with agencies involved with an individual young person to address their immediate and longer term needs according to the Child's Plan.

The service provides out of hours support and supports compliance with a Movement Restriction Condition through provision of a 24 hour on-call service for crisis response.

Who is the service aimed at?

The service is targeted at vulnerable children and young people up to 18 years of age who have been identified through assessment and a Community Risk Management Meeting as having a high risk of re-offending, high risk of violence or harm to themselves and others.

How is the service accessed?

Referrals are accepted for young people on Intensive Support Services (ISS) via Community Risk Management Meetings.