Services for Young People Hertfordshire Services for Young People

Support for care leavers and separated migrant young people

Services for Young People supports care leavers and separated migrant young people up to the age of 25.

SfYP supports care leavers and separated migrant young people to become more independent and confident in all areas of their life. We help them identify their goals and focus on how to achieve them.  

SfYP Advisers and Youth Workers work with care leavers and separated migrant young people up to the age of 25, helping them make a successful transition into adulthood.

Young people can contact us for help with:

  • Finding employment or apprenticeship opportunities
  • Accessing education or training
  • Developing independent living skills

Use the buttons below to find out about the different types of support we offer:

Information, advice and support at SfYP young people’s centres

Care leavers and separated migrant young people can drop in or make an appointment for information, advice and support SfYP young people's centres across the county.

We can help with many subjects, including:

  • Finding a job, traineeship or apprenticeship
  • Education options and exams, including exam pressure and support from the virtual school
  • Mental health, general health and relationships
  • Sexual health services including:
    o  Free condoms through the Condom Wallet Scheme
    o  Free chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing
    o  Free pregnancy testing and advice
  • Personal safety
  • Drug/alcohol use
  • Benefits and finances
  • Housing and homelessness

For full details and opening times please visit  Information, advice and support at SfYP young people's centres.

Care Leaver Hubs

Care Leaver Hubs are relaxed environments where care leavers and separated migrant young people aged 16-25 can meet with their support worker and get help from a SfYP Adviser or Youth Worker. They can get careers advice and help looking for a job, apprenticeship or applying for college or training, including creating and updating their CV and preparing for interviews.

Care leavers and separated migrant young people can also participate in activities that support independent living, develop confidence and self esteem, talk about relationships and sexual health, emotional and mental wellbeing.

Please contact your local area team for full details of a Care Leavers Hub near you or drop into your local young people's centre during daytime opening hours: Information, advice and support at young people's centres.

Pathways to Success 2024

Care leavers and separated migrant young people who are not currently in education, employment or training can also get support from Services for Young People through the Pathways to Success 2024 programme. 

Employment Pathways

The Services for Young People Employment Pathways programme is for young people aged 16-25 who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).

On joining the programme young people are allocated a dedicated SfYP Adviser who they meet one-to-one at their local SfYP young people’s centre.

Get full details here: Employment Pathways

Practical Partners

Services for Young People works in partnership with GoVolHerts to recruit and train volunteers who provide one-to-one support to care leavers over 2 years.

Get full details here: Practical Partners

Youth work projects

If you are a professional who works with groups of care leavers or separated migrant young people, please contact us about setting up a bespoke groupwork session at an SfYP young people's centre.

2B programme for young people with Education Health and Care Plans

2B supports students with Education Health and Care Plans in Year 11, 12 or Year 1 of college/training. These young people are or have been educated in specialist schools and may live in or out of Hertfordshire, including those in residential care homes.  

Get full details here: 2B programme

Professionals who work with care leavers or separated migrant young people can make a referral to Services for Young People.

Carers/parents and young people themselves should contact their local team for support.