Liverpool Targeted Services for Young People

We work with young people that get into trouble with the law and those who are at risk of ending up in the justice system to try to help them stay away from crime.

If you’re aged 10 to 18 and been involved in crime you may be asked to work with us so that we can help you make more positive life choices.

We get involved if a young person:

  • gets into trouble with the police or is arrested
  • is charged with a crime and has to go to court
  • is convicted of a crime and given a sentence

Our practitioners have a background in health, probation, youth justice, youth work, restorative justice, social work, education, substance misuse and policing.

This multi-agency approach helps us to deliver child friendly, integrated services to prevent or reduce re-offending by children and young people and increase public safety in the city.

We also provide targeted support to young people aged 8 to 25 to help you make informed choices and maintain positive pathways.

Worried about a young person’s behaviour?

Request a referral

If you’re concerned about a young person aged 8 to 19 involved in risk taking behaviour who could end up in the justice system or you feel a young person is at risk of being criminally or sexually exploited, you can request a referral.

We welcome referrals from family members and friends.

  • Download, complete and return the referral form [link]

Our preventative services include voluntary support and advice and we can address risk issues on a one to one basis with young people and their families.

We can also provide community support services in youth clubs and youth centres.

Volunteering opportunities

All our volunteers must be over 18 and complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Become a mentor

Mentoring is about supporting young people to achieve their potential and being a positive adult role model.

This may include helping them to engage in education, training and employment or simply being a friendly face in difficult times for that young person.

Become a community panel member

Youth offender panels are a ground-breaking way of dealing with first-time young offenders and provide an opportunity for young people to speak for themselves (rather than through representation) and take responsibility for their actions.

As a panel member, you’d be involved in creating effective programmes to ensure young offenders repair the harm they’ve done and make sure they get help to prevent further offending.

You’d be expected to commit to two panels per month (6 hours) and training is provided.

If you’re interested in becoming a mentor or community panel member, please complete the form below and we’ll get back to you within 5 working days.

Submit a volunteer enquiry

Student placements

If you’re looking for a student placement with Liverpool Targeted Services for Young People, please follow the internal process at your University or place of study and speak to your student placement co-ordinator.

Contact information

Liverpool Targeted Services for Young People
6 Chatsworth Drive
Wavertree
Liverpool
L7 6PT

Telephone: 0151 233 0693