Targeted Youth Prevention

Mission Statement

The Targeted Youth Prevention (TYP) Team work with young people to promote young peoples’, personal and social development, enable them to be safer, have less opportunity for negative behaviour and enable them to have a role, influence and place in their communities and society.

The team seeks to safeguard young people, particularly those who are vulnerable, offering safe places to explore their identity, experience decision making, increase confidence, develop inter-personal skills and think through the consequences of their actions which leads to better informed choices, changes in behaviour, improved outcomes and better life chances.

Team Values


The team are committed to working in partnership and being honest with children, young people and families and to do what we say we will. This approach will develop and maintain trusting relationships that will lead to improved outcomes for children, young people and families.


The team are committed to working enthusiastically with children, young people and families and this will lead to supporting and enabling them to begin to make a positive difference to their lives.


The team are committed to working with firmness of purpose and to be persistent but realistic in their engagement with children, young people and families. This will lead to them having every opportunity to engage with the team to improve the outcomes and life chances.

The team has two functions and consists of TYP workers and youth workers:

  • Referrals – one-to-one and group work including whole family work.
  • Engagement – detached and group sessions from 5pm onwards.
  • Commissioned Hubs - partners in providing sessions/activities, working with children and young people.  

The risk of behaviours of the young person must include one of the following:

  • Young person is 10 – 18 years of age.
  • Level of risk and / or vulnerability is a minimum of Level 3a as per the Continuum of Young People’s needs (Threshold Pathway).
  • Consent is obtained from the Parent(s) / Carers.

The risk of behaviours of the young person must include one of the following:

  • Risk of becoming First Time Entrants to the Youth Justice System
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Child Sexual Exploitation (where CAS or Catch 22 are not involved)
  • Criminal Exploitation
  • Low level Mental Health
  • Drug Misuse
  • Exposure to Domestic Violence
  • Perpetrator of Domestic Violence


Referrals to the service must be via the EIP Gateway or MASH and completion of an early help assessment.

To find out about Youth Services for young people age 13-19 across Sefton, visit the Sefton Youth website

Who to contact

0151 934 2521 0151 934 2521

Where to go

Magdalen House
30 Trinity Road
L20 3NJ
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Other Details


Age Ranges
From 10 years to 18 years

Last Updated

Last updated: 28/09/2020


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