The YOS Substance Misuse Worker works with young people when their offending is linked to substance misuse.
Once a young person is referred, a comprehensive assessment is carried out in order to identify needs, and a care plan agreed. The sort of support we do includes education, misuse reduction plans, harm minimisation, relapse prevention and general support work. A nurse also comes carries out a general health assessment, offering advice on general health and things like immunisations and sexual health.
A family support worker is available too for any parents who feel they need advice, information or support regarding their child's substance misuse.