Young Ones on the Up
and Up with YISP
Hampshire Children’s fund is investing
£500,000 over the next year to divert children
aged 5-13 years from offending and anti-social behavour.
The new Youth Inclusion Support Panels which will be
known as YISP’s, and are being set up in 3 pilots
areas across Hampshire.
Liz Johnstone the new Manager for the Hampshire’s
“YISP is fully funded by Hampshire Children's
Fund, and will be working with children aged 5 -13 yrs
who are referred to them from the three pilot areas:
||The New Forest
The project will be working with young people who are
involved in anti-social behaviour or the early stages
of offending. Two case-workers in each pilot area will
work with the young person and their family to put together
an action plan to help them address issues and concerns.
This plan will be agreed by a ‘YISP’ multi
agency panel who will work together to support these
young people and their families”.
The case-workers will help the family implement the
action plan and support the young person in identifying
personal needs and solutions. This work will be targeted
and short term. There are clearly set out referral criteria
and the ‘YISP’ would expect to receive referrals
from a variety of agencies including Police, Social
Services, Schools,& Anti-social Behaviour Co-ordinators.
Many of these agencies will already be working with
children at a local level, and it is anticipated that
this will be an effective way of sharing information
and resources to help young people with ‘risky
behaviour’ access support fast!
So ‘YISPs’ Youth Inclusion and Support
||Multi-agency committees organised to prevent offending
and anti-social behaviour of young people “at
||A support scheme aimed at encouraging the participation
of young people in shaping their own services
||Integrated early intervention packages to prevent
young people getting involved in offending behaviour
Research strongly suggests that by integrating services,
more can be done to help prevent young people getting
involved in crime and/or offending behaviour.It will
be far more cost effective to put youngsters back on
the right path at this stage, and will prevent the damage
and upset that would otherwise be caused in their neighbourhoods